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The Networking Committee was founded to help dictate a direction and find solutions for the networking and assorted technology needs for the hackerspace. Specialized tasks are deferred to this committee to (a) enable those who are interested/knowledgeable to come to consensus, and (b) keep the noise modular and away from the main communications channels.

The committee has internal discussions, followed by a formal vote (in the case of significant decisions), and provides feedback to the membership. Physical meetings are rare, but do occur as current demands dictate.

Join the mailing list or view the archives at http://groups.google.com/group/atxhs-networking

Purpose

  • Network maintenance and management at the space
  • Static device/IP delegation
  • ChaosVPN network integration at the space
  • ChaosVPN datacenter node and service management
  • Services integration, including Cerberus-Prox

Members

Current Projects

  • Pennyworth: The Pennyworth project is a self-service membership management kiosk which is integrated into the hackerspace's backend systems.
  • HackerDirectory: HackerDirectory is an implementation of LDAP that is used for both a directory listing of member data ( in case of need of contact ), as well as providing an authentication target for hackerspace-related services.
  • Router Migration: We're in the process of migrating our router from an old ebox machine to a x86 openwrt distribution. This should significantly improve both internal network communications speed/quality and provide an easier interface for firewall configuration.
  • Cerberus-Prox Migration: We have outgrown our poor little 1U Cerberus-Prox server, so a new one is being prepared to help deal with our growth and integrate better with the HackerDirectory.

Ongoing Projects

  • ChaosVPN: We are part of a international community of hackers sharing a darknet called ChaosVPN, and always looking for new ways to use the network.