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NYC Mesh

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    NYC Mesh is a non-profit volunteer-run Internet Provider. So basically its free internet without an ISP or a monthly payment. You can donate money or volunteer by helping.
    https://www.nycmesh.net

    Check out how many hubs they have so far in New York
    https://www.nycmesh.net/map

    Do you think this might catch on in other cities?
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    Unclear to me if this could support things like roku, netflix, GOL?
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    It looks like it would:
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    That is awesome! The only thing is line-of-sight to the main satellite...
    They also do not mention traffic load and sharing it with other sites. Like if someone is downloading Elder Scrolls Online (100GB) will this slow down your connection nearby?

    Its quite amazing that people are looking for other sources for internet.
    My Cox bill keep increasing every year...

    My other question is... how do they connect to the World Wide Web?
    I understand how the mesh works and how they connect to eachother, but you are supposed to set your DNS to 10.10.10.10
    So how does that give you internet access through the mesh?
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    Damn
    this sounds good for our city dwellers, really something I would look forward to!!
    They had me at "dump the ISP providers!"
    Damn
    this looks to be on the far side of never for us country folk.
    (small price to pay to live as I get to
    where I've gotten to if you see what I mean.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Not sure how well it would work for you all in the Forest...
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    As density of population seems a requirement and Elk don't do inter web
    I'm pretty much screwed on this one.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Too bad we can't use the tree roots as a network... like in Avatar on Pandora
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't know George...Trees are just such a gossipy bunch, Once uncorked they might never shut up again. A forest is suppose to be silent don't let a bunch of trees ruin that for me!!
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    Before you branch out into arboreal networking, consider carefully the following problems:
    - logging must be carefully controlled
    - you must be particularly careful with root access - always keep the root password secret
    - firewalls tend to spread in dry weather, so you will need some other kind of access control or sentree

    If you can overcome these problems, you'll have the green shoots of a whole new industree
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    Ok George! K. says you can go for it! Just keep the sawdust out of your pockets!

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