[Rack] Networking as of 2013-10-02

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Sat Oct 12 08:09:59 UTC 2013

Thanks Jof, any chance you can get the DSL line back up?


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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