[Rack] Networking as of 2013-10-02
ben at nerp.net
Mon Oct 7 20:11:55 UTC 2013
The keypad is controlled from the rack mounted soekris, minotaur.
Since the DSL line is still down, I can't debug this remotely.
On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Andrew Byrne wrote:
> This probably has nothing to do with this conversation, but the keypad entry system is totally
> dark. Thanks for the work by those more familiar with this domain than I. -AnB
> On Oct 7, 2013 12:19 PM, "Ben Kochie" <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Omar Zouai wrote:
> I did consult the rack. Hence this current debate. Yes, when the
> network went down, the r00ter
> was rebooted multiple times. And yes, I let it sit for half an hour,
> both on and off. I did
> what was necessary to maintain a internet connection at the time in the
> space, and came up with
> an idea on how it can be improved.
> Yes, I did read the damned wiki while trying to get the internet back
> up(mobile data).
> CF Card? After 4 unsuccessful boots, I opened r00ter up. There wasn't a
> CompactFlash in it.,
> the only thing remotely visible to it is the WiFi chipset. Maybe this
> is a problem?
> Are you sure you looked at the right box?
> Correction, Networking is simple, but will get more and more complex;
> which would be fine if
> all the equipment was "perfect", and did everything it was supposed to
> do without errors and
> never failed. But we don't live in a perfect world, things will have
> errors, and equipment
> will go offline. That's where the nightmare comes in.
> No, it was already as complex as it needed to be. We had a nice simple
> all-solid-state router to connect, failover, and load-balance our two ISPs. You
> want to replace this with a 150W server with fans and hard drives? And you call
> this "simpler"?
> We even simplified the network just a few months ago by removing two switches from
> the critical path and replaced it with one good Juniper switch.
> The noisebridge network is actively maintained by this group.
> I highly doubt watching the rack is good enough to prevent fuckery. If
> someone was determined
> enough to do something stupid, they simply would just go do it, without
> consulting the Wiki or
> On Oct 7, 2013 3:53 AM, "Ben Kochie" <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
> The network at noisebridge is not a toy for you to
> Disclaimer: I actually agree that it would be much more
> convenient if
> the network wasn't dramatically gutted when not necessary.
> I only point
> out the following technicality.
> This is "doacracy" at its best (and worst). Technically, it
> is a toy
> that people could play with. It's a shame the play wasn't
> nicely" with the work already done (and previously
> Actually, the network is one of the few places that is not a toy
> to play with. We
> (the rack list) keep an eye on things and try and keep the
> fuckery on the network
> to a minimum.
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