[BALUG-Announce] WiFi Mesh Networking (Tuesday)

Andrew Fife afife@untangle.com
Wed May 14 23:00:03 PDT 2008

Howdy Folks: 

Balug on Tuesday will host Thomas Belote, who is a new speaker.  Tom is a
software developer at Untangle and a CS grad student at San Jose State.  

Tom will be talking about wireless mesh networking.  As a grad student at
SJSU, Thomas has worked on Wireless Mesh Networking and Mobile Ad Hoc
Networking. His talk will compare solutions like OLSR and Microsoft's semi
open source Mesh Connectivity Layer (that doesn't run on Linux). He will
discuss why WDS is not sufficient and a mesh protocol is needed, and
discuss the lack of openness thus far in 802.11s even though it is
included in the OLPC, as well as security issues and implications.

If you'd like to come, please RSVP: 

Meeting Details... 

  April 20th, 2008 (Tuesday) 
  Four Seas Restaurant 
  731 Grant Ave. 
  San Francisco, CA 94108 
  Easy $5 Parking:  http://www.portsmouthsquaregarage.com/ 

Cost = $13 for dinner, but the meeting itself is free and open to the

Upcoming 2008 speakers include: 

  June - Andrew Morton (Linux Kernel) 
  July - Mike Linksyaver (Creative Commons) 
  Aug  - TBD 
  Sept - Ian Murdock (Debian & Sun) 

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Andrew Fife
Untangle - The Open Source Network Gateway

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