[Rack] Networking as of 2013-10-02

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Oct 12 09:58:28 UTC 2013


Sure. I just need to get the shelf moved so I can get a ladder to get
up next to it and plug it back into the switch so that pony/minotaur
can work.

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:09 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
> Thanks Jof, any chance you can get the DSL line back up?
>
> -ben
>
>
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2013, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>
>> 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
>> Ethernet. WTF.
>> 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.
>>>> Pros:
>>>>     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... :)
>>>
>>> mischief
>>>
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