Mesh/28 February 2017
Sudomesh meeting - 28 feb 2017
- jnny - working on outreach, wants to work on cleaning up the wiki
- juul - working on the live node map
- shaene - tourist here from familab in florida, has NFC tag implents
- Will - community organizing & getting folks excited
- Jorrit - works on a software-defined mesh playground called babeld-lab, and working on noob-tutorial for people's open network
- jehan - working on a new and improved dashboard for our firmware, with status of mesh and what's plugged in
- arthur - somewhat new. not quite sure how to help out. come be a floater for the upcoming workshop.
- daniel - been with sudomesh from about a year after it started. excited about project. helps out here and there.
- steven - a friend of his who couldn't be here found out about it.
- grant - working on the babeld lab with jorrit
- lesley - working on the dashboard w/ jehan
- andrew - working on random stuff. made a flyer and helps to organize workshop. hacks on router stuff.
- hillary - member of sudo room and generally supports what's going on - does computer in a box education for kids where they take apart and put back together
- Have a two-node virtual babeld mesh using linux network namespaces (like docker)
- grant is expanding to make it work with an arbirary number of nodes
- Incoming ~100 Western Digital My Net N600 routers at $16 a pop
- Incoming 10 NanoBridge M5 25 dBi version (very long range. good for 20+ km links) at $54 (retail price $110)
- Product replaced by LiteBeam M5 23 dBi version which retails for $46 but isn't yet supported by OpenWRT (62.5% less range)
- Closest current OpenWRT supported product is NanoBeam M5 19 dBi, so 4 dBi less which is 2.5 times less range
- We still need a stock of NanoStation M5 and M2 (or NanoStation M5/M2 Loco but never buy those used as older models have a hardware bug)
- NanoStation is still $79 and no cheaper replacement in sight. Very useful for window installation.
- LibreMap: No longer maintained
- NodeShot: No longer maintained and couldn't find info on how to use it
- NodeWatcher: Should be possible to run in "map only" mode. Tried installing but ran into bugs. Will report to wlan slovenja devs.
- Started building a simple map: https://github.com/sudomesh/peoples-map
- So far very simple client side code only
- Will check node status by consulting exit node's babeld (version 0.0.0 - unmappable list)
- Will get addresses from our meshnode database (version 0.0.1 - node locations and online status)
- Will get connections by asking individual nodes for their babeld output using ubus-http (version 1.0.0 - maps node to node connections)
- Will need to save data in a DB and have re-query all nodes every n minutes
- Need to add a "info only" user to the ACL on all nodes
Nonprofit Entity Structure
- Omni's old nonprofit (501c3) entity is being phased out - however, we could take it over, amend the activities slightly
- messaging for the workshop - jorrit, andy, will, jenny, ?
- frontend dashboard hacking - jehan, leslie, juul
- mapping / monitoring
- intro / questions toward creating an intro guide
- Switch over to hurricane electric
- Set up old CCL server with Debian Jessie and RAID 1
- Order more stickers
- Get examples of live router info for dashboard (jehan and juul)
- Set up netbooks with ubiquiti nodes on poles for live demo
- Print and laminate RJ45 wiring diagrams (or design and order stickers)
- Finalize wording for flyer/poster
- Organize incoming my net n600 routers
- Hack on introductory guide
- Hack on software projects
- The mesh experimenters setup
- The new dashboard
- The mesh monitor map
- Test range of My Net N600 with $14 chinese panel antenna
- Schedule a board meeting to decide on entity structure