[Battlemesh] Proposal for battlemesh v10 "testbed"

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 11:35:22 CET 2016

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Gui Iribarren <gui at altermundi.net> wrote:
> On 14/12/16 14:00, Benjamin Henrion wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Pau <pau at dabax.net> wrote:
>>> So instead of fighting protocols we will have fighting firmwares. There
>>> will be many different things among the tests (each firmware might
>>> include a different set of linklayer+routing+apps) that the comparison
>>> among the routing protocol would not be necessary comparable.
>>> In any case, I find it a good idea. What we learned on last WBM is that
>>> there is not a big interest on comparing protocols among the
>>> participants of the event. So maybe comparing firmwares would be more
>>> interesting.
>> Another solution would be to invest in a permanent testbed somewhere.
> I did my best effort in this direction this year, helping Roger Pueyo
> spread the wibed nodes around the barcelona university (after WBMv9)
> We deployed around 20 in a building, but the longest path was just 3
> hops (i.e. most of them could hear each other directly)
> Putting nodes in other nearby buildings was bureacratically challenging,
> and I lost interest then.
> I'd refloat the idea of using an actual community network, during the
> night (say, 2 am to 6 am). We just need to sort out a way to do it
> safely, if reflashing is involved for example.
> I'm thinking out loud, that maybe with the librerouter we could set
> something up, when we have deployed them in the real networks. We'll
> have double-flash space, so we can put two firmwares (originally
> intended for safe sysupgrading, but could be used for "testbed" and
> "production" firmwares). Combining that with the hardware watchdog...

What does the hardware watchdog would look like?

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