[MLB-WIRELESS] DNS, DHCP, static ip...

Matthew Boyd Matthew.C.Boyd at uts.edu.au
Sun Nov 18 21:12:19 EST 2001

I read the rfc again (maybe a link from the main page would be a good 
Maybe we can incorporate the postcode of the suburb into the ip of each 
eg 10.30.66.x for Collingwood, if theres more than one node in a suburb 
then just go to 31 or 32, this way when we get more nodes you could get 
an idea of how far away nodes are from you and (possibly) why the ping 
times for quake are so bad, when it gets up and running.

Excuse me if this sounds lame or if theres something I'm missing here.
The RFC was a bit vague on the allocation bit.


----- Original Message -----
From: Drew <drew at no6.com>
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2001 1:57 pm
Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] DNS, DHCP, static ip...

> according to the rfc, 10.x.x.x will be used, and application for 
> ip 
> blocks will be taken and assigned... but as of now, nobody has any 
> 2 
> nodes linked, so doesn't really matter yet.
> Matthew Boyd wrote:
> >Good point,
> >what was the consensus on this? We could go the route of using 
> the 
> >192.168.x.x address space a quick and dirty route might be to 
> attach an 
> >ip to the locfinder database, either just enter it in on of the 
> >available fields when you edit your details. That would stop 
> people 
> >using the same ip in the same area for now.
> >
> >Medium term, hell I don't know, but longer term when theres a 
> degree of 
> >conectivity, then I like the idea of ipv6. Just the idea though, 
> no 
> >idea how to do it.
> >
> >Matt
> >
> >
> >>just a quick question, i dont know if anyone noticed my last 
> post 
> >>about 
> >>this, but whats going to happen with ip allocation? how exactly 
> >>are the ips 
> >>going to be assigned and what type of ip will they be? (ie 
> public, 
> >>like on 
> >>the internet, or private, like on a LAN)
> >>Probably more importantly, who is going to manage ip assignment? 
> >>if we get 
> >>everyone assigning their own ips nobody will ever be able to 
> talk 
> >>to each 
> >>other well and wouldnt that slow down traffic?
> >>Also, would we all get domain names? instead of www we could 
> have 
> >>wifi or 
> >>something like that to stop confusion on the net.
> >>If we used public ip like on the internet, who would we talk to 
> >>and how 
> >>much would it cost?

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