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Acronym Definition: Request For Comment

Melbourne: Digital and Wireless
Networking RFC

Original by StevenHaigh - netwiz@optushome.com.au
edited by DrewUlricksen

Please comment in section 8.


1. Acknowledgements

This page and it's contents are prepared by Steven Haigh for the Melbourne: Digital and Wireless group. All portions are subject to change and are for discussion on the Melbourne: Digital and Wireless mailing list or wiki

2. Equipment

All equipment will be 802.11x based

3. IP Addressing

All participating nodes will be assigned an address range. The assigned address range is allocated in relation to your location, the number of nodes near you, and the number of points you are hosting.

The minimum number of IP's that will be allocated per node is 16 (using a netmask). More IP addresses will be allocated to people who link to more than one person on an "as needed" basis according to the number of persons to be linked.

The addresses will be in the 10.x.x.x range, and is yet to be determined. Comments from the mailing list will be acknowledged and considered.

IPv6 will not be used due to lack of support and versatility.

Check out the working group for up to date info WGRoutingAddressing

4. Ownership

All equipment will remain the property of the node owner. The maintenance and legalities of the equipment is the responsibility of the node owner. No responsibility is taken for any nodes by Melbourne: Digital and Wireless.

5. Application for IPs

IPs are not yet available until the addressing scheme is finalised.

6. Routing & Allocation

The diagram in below is typical of a section of the Network.


In this example, Node A will be allocated 4 ranges (with more ranges reserved for later expansion).
Node A will typically use an AccessPoint in BSS with an OmniAntenna to serve clients.
The link between nodes A and B will be using directional antenna connected to an IBSS card.

Node B's client will be connected via whatever methods capable - preferably with an directional antenna connecting to an AccessPoint. Node B will be allocated 2 ranges with more reserved for later expansion.

Node C will be connected to Node B via IBSS via a directional antenna. It will be allocated 1 range, and other ranges will be reserved for future expansion.

A range is defined as a subnet of 16 IP addresses assigned by Melbourne: Digital and Wireless.

Ideal hardware requirements:

Node A: AccessPoint, PCMCIA/PCI card, OmniAntenna, ParabolicAntenna

Node B: AccessPoint, 2 PCMCIA/PCI card, OmniAntenna, 2 ParabolicAntenna

Node C: PCMCIA/PCI card, ParabolicAntenna

7. Naming Convention

Nodes will all be named x.suburb.mlbwire.wan

If more than one node exists in a suburb, a digit will be added to the suburb name. 'x' may be anything. All major nodes must be registered with the DNS Administrator - who will keep a database available on the site detailing the hardware used and link type/speed.

Nodes will use an SSID of wireless.org.au


TysonClugg comments:

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DanFlett - 22/03/04

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