EO would like to have firewall management, especially for whitelists, to be automatically done. The existing system is poor and needs to be replaced.
Requested by EO on 28MAR*
Network management tool
EO and Nigelvh would like to have network management, both infrastructure and clients, be easily managed via a CLI/GUI that is compatible with linux and mac osx. It should be able to easily push a set of manually inputted ROS-Style commands to various filtered locations (all clients, all sector routers, etc). It needs to be secure while not violating part 97 rules. Commands sent to routers need to have the issuing control operator logged on the device.
Requested by EO and Nigelvh on 28MAR*
Figure out anycast services off net
Case: use the same anycast IPs for services on MemHamWAN's network, like NTP server.
Tell them about our difficulties remotely administrating equipment without encryption.
Decentralized VOIP - Nigel
Place Asterisk servers on Cell site servers. Investigate DUNDI to handle registrations across the anycasted servers. Investigate if DUNDI will solve electing a server for centralized functions like conferencing/voicemail.
Random brain dump from Bart of what's desired
Distributed anycast load balancer
Setup 44/8 search engine
Implement XenServer unattended PXE install
Implement maximally resilient database (suggestion: cassandra with 100% replication)
Automate path computation (both PtP and coverage)
Resolve Ham DB address info to GPS coordinates, feed into path computation, and mailing (spamming) system
OPP automation scripts (both server-side and user-side)
First-time setup automation software (easy clicky thing for users to fire up)
Network configuration management (hard)
Network automatic diagnostics and correction (hard)
Spectral optimization for multipath effects, radiation pattern changes, interference avoidance
Automatic map updating by polling existing clients for GPS location and querying speed/signal level
Distributed connectivity checker
Automatic server, VM and container provisioning and motion
Implement a chat system that's more robust than IRC (eg: message queueing, automatic re-routing, P97 compatible but authenticated users)