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On Tuesday 06 April 2004 02:35 am, Ryan Castellucci 
cjg5ehir02-at-sneakemail.com |lugod| wrote:
> (I apoligize in advance, this will end up a somewhat disorganized
> braindump)
> So, I got this idea this evening...
> Let's run point-to-point connections to one another is some sort of
> organized fashion, and make out LANs routable between each other. It would
> be like our own private internet. We start assigning people networks off a
> 'reserved for private use' block such as and set up tunnels (or
> wireless links, or point to point T1,s whatever people want, really) Then
> we start running our own DNS servers (with our own TLD), whois, etc.
> Once we've got some infrastructure in place, participants can make
> resources such as mail, ftp, http, irc, jabber, or whatever available to
> others on the network.
> I think that would be a great way for us to get some experience running a
> large scale network.
> I'm thinking what would be required of nodes to make stuff work would
> consist of at least the
> following...
> * Some sort of *nix box.
> * Tunneling software (OpenVPN, vtund, cipe, IPSEC, pptp, etc)
> * A routing daemon (I suggest we run OSPF or BGP, OSPF is
> probably going to be easier)
> A static IP sho

uld not be required. Many tunneling deamons are perfectly happy using DNS, 
even if the reverse DNS does not match.

> Anyone joining the network would have to renumber thier LAN or do something
> clever with packet filtering... (the iptables NETMAP target would work, but
> you have to patch the kernel and iptables)
> Not really required to make things work, but nice:
> * A DNS server (to serve PTR records for your address space, and talk to
> root DNS servers for a private TLD)
> So, anyone interested?

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