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Meeting (to be) held on 2009/11/19 at 19:00 in Mary Campbell Room

Previous meeting: 12 November 2009 19:00:00 Next meeting: 26 November 2009 19:00:00


  • SOWN[at]HOME Nodes
    • Halls' Bars' nodes (daveruss)
      • No progress.
      • Chamberlain node was down for just over a day, but came back up, and had not been restarted. Only the network connection had been an issue.
    • New node deployments (crwilliams)
      • No progress. This will be focused on in the new year.
    • Buying new nodes (Davetaz)
      • The OpenMesh nodes are not in stock. We have requested a quote for purchase and shipping from the US, but have not yet received this quote.
      • N-nodes (Tyler)
        • We are considering buying an Atheros based 802.11n card to fit in the mini PCI slot on the Alix board that has had OpenWRT installed.
          • eg. SparkLAN WMIA-207GN XSpaN (see eBay)
          • eg. SparkLAN WMIA-268N XSpaN a/b/g/n draft 2.0 - Available from
        • There is also the which has miniPCI Express (though note that the slot does NOT support WiFi cards).
        • We should also purchase some 802.11n compatible antennas.

  • Node in Building 2A lecture theatre H (Tyler)
    • Stagesoc
      • Not officially cleared, but casual inquiries met no objections.
      • Lots of free network ports, but only one attached to a faceplate and known to be on a working vlan (stagesoc use this one occasionally). See [1]. There is also a working 4-way reachable in that rack.
      • Node could be mounted above door onto wood.
      • Preferred location is just near the speaker that is mounted close to the ceiling. Ideally to be powered by PoE.
      • We need to identify a working Meraki to be used as a campus tunnelled node, and will do a trial deployment, and then contact iSolutions to advise them of the setup.

    • Basic development setup is complete.
    • Davetaz is to get the machine registered with ECS.
    • Conference setup was discussed, and will be detailed further soon.

  • Workshop feedback
    • Major improvements were made to the logging setup.

  • Todo List
    • Secure LDAP - no luck on helios. Suggest we wait until ECS replaces helios.

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