[FoRK] Mesh Networking and Web Applications

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Oct 17 04:33:19 PDT 2012


On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 06:48:32AM -0400, Michael Cummins wrote:
> I know someone who is running a wireless mesh network over a couple of
> square miles.  It works great if you're standing still, but for users that
> are constantly mobile and using local intranet based web applications, it's
> almost unusable because they keeping having to reset their sessions as they
> move from node to node.

mosh seems to be able to handle session handover.
 
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> Regarding the mesh networking, is there a better mousetrap these days?
> Running hard lines to support a traditional wireless network is not an
> option at this location.

Have you tried Byzantium Linux? I would however put up a bunch
of Ubiquiti boxes on LoS poles, and use an omni to cast a local
cell.
 
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> I've got a couple ideas on how to circumvent losing the session from an
> application standpoint, but I think it will still feel a little clumsy as
> the mobile devices pauses to reconsider its networking as it moves about the
> mesh field.  Bad assumption?

What kind of protocols are you going to use?
 
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> Would love to hear your feedback. Thanks!


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