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We’ve built the network: now where do we get the content?

Wireless Community Weekend 2010 at Berlin is a conference of different wireless networks around Europe. One of the sessions we held was on what kind of services people are running on their networks and what should be develop (as a community) next to enrich our infrastructure.

We’ve built the network: what now?

Services

Discovery

Splash screen:

  • They don’t really work in most experience. People don’t read them or respond to them.
  • Intercepts connections and makes a bad experience
  • Problems when being on dual stack
  • If you have it: don’t mention money as people will go away (even if just for donations).  Explain what will happen after they press the login button.
  • Use SSID as name that you want to announce (use WWW so people know it’s a website)

mDNS:


Kiberpipa.net is running:

  • Video streaming from Cyberpipe (lectures – http://video.kiberpipa.org)
  • VPN for end users
  • Local irc server with SSL suport (irc.sioff.net)
  • VPS to run and learn about Linux (all the servers are accessible inside network + ipv6 only connectivity from the outside world)
  • Multiple-storages (NAS) for sharing stuff/run your own FTP server
  • Peering connectivity to other Freifunk networks/hackerspaces

Other services that people are running

  • Used books
  • Weather report
  • Blog server
  • Radio streaming
  • DNS servers that do all the fancy remapping (service to all the users)

Wishlist:

  • WE NEED working SPLASH SCREENS 🙂
  • nodes running their own webserver
  • automatic name registration system (web site)
  • alternative domain names redirection (custom zones)
  • internet caching services (uncensored)
  • decentralized community radio station / shared radio schedule (gsoc project this year): http://radiomate.org and http://fusoradio.net
  • game servers (freeciv works!)
  • mesh-partys (like lan party)
  • local search engines
  • good service discovery service. What is the most common way to announce new service around the whole network: mDNS?

Want to share your experience in running services on your wireless networks? Share it in the comments.

Kako povezat Maca preko Orto Beri z Internetom (Blackberry Si.mobil tethering)

English: Instructions configure Si.Mobil Blackberry Curve to allow Mac OS X to connect to Internet. Guide in Slovenian language since it’s most useful for Slovenian. For English speakers, here’s a great guide.
Zgodba je čisto preprosta. Po nakupu novega Macbooka, ste ugotovili, da rabite Å¡e dober telefon. Ker v Sloveniji ni mogoče kupit iPhone, ste se odločili za naslednje najmanjÅ¡e zlo – Orto Berry. Sedaj ste ponosni lastnik BlackBerry 8310 oz. Curve po domače. Kdor ni prepričan, da ima pravega – tule je slikca:
Blackberry Curve
Image by evansfam via Flickr
Tule je hiter vodič kako ta Blackbbery prepričamo v delovanje na OS X 10.5 oz. Leopard po domače.
Pa pojdimo po korakih:
1. Povežite Blackberry z vašim Macom. To naredit tako, da v Bluetooth nastavitvah v System Preferences, dodate novo napravo in izvedete pairing process.
Na koncu vas bo čakala takšna situacija:
Paired Blackberry modem
Paired Blackberry modem

2. Naslednji korak so Modem skripte. Iz Fibble.org si prenesite zadnjo različico. Prenesene skripte morate skopirat v Macintosh HD:Library:Modem Scripts v direktorij BlackBerry.ccl

3. Nadaljujemo z dodajanjem modema. V System Preferences -> Network, kliknite spodaj levo na plus gumbek in dodajte Bluetooth modem. Poimenovanje ni pomembno.

4. Nastavitve Bluetooth modema:

Najprej moramo Bluetooth napravi povedati, da uporabljamo Blackberrya:

Advanced -> Modem

Vendor: Research in Motion,

Model: Blackberry 8100 (dovolj podoben 8310, da deluje brez sprememb).

Ostale nastavitve pustimo nespremenjene.

5. Nastavitve operaterja

Telephone number: internet.simobil.si

Account name: simobil

Password: internet

Nastavitve Blackberry modema
Nastavitve Blackberry modema (geslo: internet)

Ostanem nam samo še, da kliknemo Connect in opazujemo kako se vse skupaj poveže.

V praksi mi je uspelo doseči hitrost okoli 7kb/s tako pri downloadu kot uploadu. Upoštevati morate tudi, da z Orto Berry paketom dobite samo 100 Mb podatkov, kar se pri mobilnem surfanju hitro preseže, tako da je redno preverjanje stanja na začetku nujnost.

V primeru težav

Če se iz neznanega razloga vse skupaj noče povezat, lahko v Advanced -> PPP -> Settings: Configuration -> vklopite Verbose logging. Nato pa s pomočjo Application:Utilities:Console opazujete kaj se dogaja pri povezavanju. Žal stvar ne sporoča kaj dosti, ampak morda boste uzrli kaj zanimivega med dnevniškimi datotekami.

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