So, here is where things currently stand, as of yesterday:
- We have documentation with error that prevent internet communication.
- We have documentation that allows for mesh communication
- We have an automated method for setting up and undoing configuration of a Linux device based on Debian.
- We know we can set up OpenWrt to be compatible with mesh networks and be our up-link. ┬─┬ノ(°–°ノ)
- The device we put OpenWrt on can’t be connected to, even through cables. (╯°□°)╯︵┻━┻
- We are working with Ubiquity hardware for those.
- I have someone working on setting up the Mesh Gateway devices.
However, he also mentioned that one could improve the user’s privacy by sending the data to a Tor relay. As I hear, it is pretty easy. Set the DNS to one of the relays, set the IP-tables to function with the relays. Problem being: what if those IPs go down or move? Perhaps we will have good reason for a periodic checker for that. We would need to check how much this hinders internet access before deciding to do it, though (or let people choose ╮(╯_╰)╭ ) .