[MLB-WIRELESS] Working group question.. Re: [proposal] IP

Matthew Boyd Matthew.C.Boyd at uts.edu.au
Thu Nov 22 01:11:38 EST 2001

Most of this is over my head. Would it be an idea for the guys with the 
network eng exp to get together are work out a scheme to take care of 
routing dns etc?

Maybe people could post ideas about what they want the routing / dns to 
be able to do and the network engineers could tell us how that 
could/couldn't be done.

This would give us an idea of what hardware people who will contribute 
to the backbone will need to have to run the software that will do the 
routing/dns/etc as well as where antennas need to be pointed to get 
whatever updates are needed to the network status.

The working group could let the list know roughly how things will work 
and then we could comment on various bits of this.

There are probably people working on this already. Sorry if I'm poking 
my nose into network stuff that I'm a bit clueless about.


Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] [proposal] IP allocation (was: DNS, DHCP, 
static  ip... )

> > >i think the use of DNS addresses a different goal.  the only 
> reason to
> > >influence IP address allocation according to geography is to reduce
> > >the number of the routing prefixes that must be known by every 
> router> >in the mesh.
> > >
> > *disclaimer - im a programmer, not a network engineer*  that 
> said, 
> > wouldn't there be problems on every edge of each "geographical 
> area"? if 
> > a node is outside your geographical area, but is actually the 
> closest 
> > node to you, and you're not routing that way, won't that create 
> > problems/inefficiencies?  seems to me having everyone run 
> something like 
> > mobile mesh that automatically handles all of the routing would 
> be the 
> > ideal solution.  also... wouldn't manually allocating set ip 
> blocks 
> > create problems down the road too? ... seems like if ip 
> allocation was 
> > also all completely automatic, there would never be issues of 
> having to 
> > reconfigure everyone down a certain branch when more ip blocks 
> are 
> > needed, since its always dynamic.
> in a word, yes.
> thats exactly what mobile mesh is for, for solving this problem,
> and one more that i have not seen mentioned, laptops roaming
> and routing =)
> yours,
> kim

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