[Olsr-users] P2P chat

Mitar (spam-protected)
Tue Nov 30 21:30:47 CET 2010


On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Henning Rogge <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Markus and me have been talking about adding some kind of emergency chat
> plugin to the master branch... we already have the necessary telnet/http
> server there, should not be difficult.

I think this should be discussed more and should be done good because
it is a very good argument for our networks (that they can be used in
a case of emergency).

I am not really sure if chat is enough. Our networks should be better
in this respect than HAM networks as our networks are general IP
networks so we can use many existing technologies.

I have started writing some my ideas here:


I believe that design goals should be:

- that the system is useful for somebody who just connects to the
network and is used to using Internet services
- that it should be working without network admins having to enable
anything or having to explain/configure anything (so that if we are
all killed/unreachable that the network is still useful to somebody)
- it should allow text, file, voice and video communication (at least
designed to support all this in a longer term)
- it should be autonomous from any central server so that if just one
node stays alive people connected to it can communicate
- it should allow one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many communication

We can assume the user has:

- WiFi connectivity
- DHCP (or something similar for IPv6)
- web browser

But the user can use many platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android
and many other mobile devices). Probably this makes voice and video
hard to achieve. But text and file transfers could be done over HTTP.


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