[Rack] Networking as of 2013-10-02

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Sun Oct 6 10:08:54 UTC 2013

Well, there was nothing wrong with the network before.  It had been 
functioning just fine for years before you came in and wrecked it.

How about you just put it back the way you found it and fix the actual 
problems, like the DSL line not working.  This was functioning fine up 
until recently.

The network at noisebridge is not a toy for you to play with.


On Sun, 6 Oct 2013, Omar Zouai wrote:

> The DSL line had no internet connectivity before I touched anything.
> While now it may seem like a waste of everyone's time; in the long run I see it as beneficial
> to the space. A bad network is like cancer, most people don't take the preliminary steps to
> prevent it, and it will just keep getting worse and worse until it's too late; unless it's
> stopped early enough.
> As regard to the Mode-S thingy, it was disconnected when we where trying to find the line for
> the MonkeyBrains antennae, and was lost in the mess if cords. If you want you can go down the
> space and attempt to locate it, or send a good description of what exactly we'll be looking for
> and we'll see what we can do.
> On Oct 6, 2013 2:26 AM, "Ben Kochie" <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>       It sounds like the only real problem here is that we need to replace the CF card in
>       bikeshed and restore the vyatta OS/config.
>       But it looks like you broke the DSL line, so I can't get to anything from the
>       outside now.
>       Most of this is up to date:
>       https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Network
>       Gutting the network is a waste of everyone's time.
>       -ben
>       On Thu, 3 Oct 2013, Omar Zouai wrote:
>             At around 5:30pm, there was some power failure, and the battery backup
>             shut off. Upon
>             restarting, the green r00ter simply would not completely boot; it would
>             only have the power,
>             error, and disk light on.
>             After a call with MonkeyBrains, and a little while of troubleshooting,
>             we've managed to figure
>             out where the line came from, and were able to patch it through
>             directly to the router.
>             If it's still how I left it, there IS NOT a firewall in place, and
>             everybody is given a PUBLIC
>             IP. Please connect with caution.
>             Since there is a direct link between the WiFi and the antennae, I see
>             this as a good time to
>             redo all of NoiseBridges networking.
>             Some things I plan to do are:
>                 --> Get the Dell PowerEdge that is offline and sitting under the
>             switch running as a
>             gateway and DHCP server.
>                 --> Create 2-3 networks inside the space. One would be for Pony and
>             other essential
>             equipment, another would be for the terminals for hardware like the 3d
>             printers or laser
>             cutter. And the last would be for NoiseBridge users to connect to.
>                 --> Bandwidth filtering, this is much needed, we need to have some
>             sort of flow control
>             over how the bandwidth is propagated to all the users.
>                 --> Label all networking equipment, then create schematics.
>             With that in mind, if you have any other ideas, feel free to mention
>             them. And I do ask that if
>             anyone has credentials to get into any of the networking equipment,
>             please send the info, as it
>             would save us the trouble of resetting everything.

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