<nettime> A DIY Data Manifesto by Scott Gilbertson

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Feb 8 23:55:51 PST 2011

On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 03:33:56AM +0000, John Case wrote:

> Look, this is all fine and good - everyone with two brain cells to rub  
> together immediately thought "mesh network" - not for Egypt, per se, but  
> anytime in the last four years that this issue has come up.
> But you go digging into the guts of this and you'll find that you only  
> have to get about three levels deep before the whole thing is a mess.
> Start reading the mailing list archives of MANET, BATMAN, OLSR, and so 
> on, and you'll find that there are serious, serious  
> math/network[1]/graphing/etc. issues that are nowhere near to being 
> solved on any scale larger than your neighborhood.

Ok, if you map hyperlattice to a sphere surrounding Earth (for
other gravity wells, use a hierarchical subnet) derived mostly
from WGS84 position fixes, and otherwise visibility/ToF mutual
triangulation and store only local deviations from idealicity, 
and implement long-distance via VPN over Internet initially,
and use geographic routing where are the scale limits?

I mean, sure, there are a gazillion ways to do it wrong, and
only a couple to do it right. But this doesn't mean the problem
is unsolvable.

> So, a standalone wireless BBS ?  Golden.  The knee jerk "I (somewhat)  
> grok the OSI model and some related bits of trivia and I think ya'll  
> should just set up a mesh" ... not so much.

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