[Rack] Networking as of 2013-10-02
jof at thejof.com
Sat Oct 12 05:55:07 UTC 2013
I was in the Mission tonight and felt compelled to head over to
Noisebridge and scope out the situation.
Sorry I've been a bit of an absentee network admin these past few
weeks. I've been pretty sucked into work as of late.
Anyway -- the current state of things isn't so hot.
Issues I can see and could use some help with:
1. There is now a big shelf sitting perpendicular to the wall-o-tubes
and Susan Jr.. This is mutually exclusive to placing a ladder anywhere
reasonable to work on this gear.
2. The Sonic.net DSL modem is just plain unplugged from both power and
3. bikeshed the router is nowhere to be seen. I met a nice guy there
tonight who helped me look for it a bit in the member shelves area. He
thinks RAYC knows where it could be.
4. Monkeybrains is patched into a dummy switch and the noisebridge-a
AP. As you connect to noisebridge-a, you randomly do or don't get a
DHCP response from monkeybrains. It hands out public IPs.
One bright spot: Someone has kindly connected some SOHO box
("belkin54g") that works pretty decently NATing out to Monkeybrains.
I'd like to get this kabelsalat back together and clean up the mess.
<half-troll>Maybe we should get a locking door for Susan Jr.?</half-troll>
On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Nick Owens <mischief at 9.offblast.org> wrote:
>> Swap out a small router for a 150w server? Yep, that's my idea in a
>> nutshell. Even though it might be more resource intensive, there's always
>> pros and cons to an idea. Here's some that I see.
>> Able to incorporate gateway, dhcp, dns into a singe box.
>> Able to shape bandwidth to prevent hogging.
>> Able to create different networks for different clients.
>> Able to efficiently blacklist anything that would make the FBI storm
>> into NoiseBridge.
>> Logging of how the network is being used.
>> High memory/cpu.
> these can already be accomplished without this poor hardware.
> i wonder why r00ter was renamed bikeshed... :)
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