OT: Bell reveals internet throttling details to CRTC

Mike Kallies mike.kallies-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 21 17:41:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Madison Kelly<linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Mel Wilson wrote:
>> Andrej Marjan wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>>> However I've heard from a number of people with different DSL ISPs that
>>> arbitrary encrypted connections get killed, as you've described.
>>> So is there a third option -- neither Rogers, nor someone that Bell can
>>> sabotage?
>> I know of nothing, short of reinventing FidoNet with our wireless routers.
>>    Mel.
> Well, that was the idea of mesh networking.

I really like the idea of setting something like this up.  It seems to
me that IPv6 is capable of a dynamic addressing scheme devoid of
central authority.

For names, it always struck me as remarkable that Gnutella could be
fully distributed and allow for searching.  It might be a good way to
offer name resolution in a completely distributed mesh network.

So if we stuck antennas out our windows and offered a web server on an
IPv6 network to jump on the first browser request, sharing the "hi,
this is my router and this is how-to-set-up your computer" page, what
would happen?

One could also offer a site which could show a map of people running nodes.

Has anyone already created such a project?  I get conflicting info
from Google, although I can find some references to using Gnutella as
a distributed DNS protocol.

A capable routing protocol might be tricky.  Stuff that scales and is
resistant to abuse is tough.

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