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> Long time no report from us, but hey, this is Greece; everything > takes more time.
> Some of you may still remember that we invited Squat Net to happen > in our humble place this year. I hope it may become reality. > Anyway, we keep beavering out and making our community more > visible to the world (https://network23.org/prosfygika-community > <https://network23.org/prosfygika-community> in the making).
> Meanwhile, mostly thanks to unstoppable Naomi R and some generous > donations, we reached the first milestone assumed for Prosfygika > Neighborhood Network:
> 1. All users that were previously connected through crumbling and > fragmented cable infrastructure, are now connected via uniform > system of staircase-installed access points. They pay a modest (5 > Euro per flat per month) fee, that is 100% spent on the > development of the network and other infrastructure.
> 2. All network is integrated into one address space, under single > master router managing internal traffic.
> 3. External traffic goes through master router load balancing > module and two uplinks provided by local service provider. ISP no > more has ablity to monitor internal traffic.
> 4, We are now ready to set up our first internal services, to go > beyond the idea of "just accessing internet".
> The next milestone I hope to discuss soon in the community, but > possibly it will include more uplinks, extended set of services > and shifting towards mesh topology.
> Now, after achieving a little bit, we need your help to achieve more.
> 1. We have a guest room here in the infrastructure section, ready > to host tech people coming to help. If anybody fancies having a > "working holidays" in Athens, as a resident hacker of a very > peculiar anarchist squatting community, there is an opening. We > offer a decent level of cultural shock, guest room (with an option > of separate flat for longer-term guests) and a whole bunch of > problems to solve. > Food is available, but one has to be able to chip in a bit, or run > separate kitchen. Largely, we live in a kind of urban network, > staying as much out of the system as it is possible.
> 2. Now, when we have our users reconnected, it is time to set up > our first service, which is going to be a public message system. > The role model is Pirate Box, but we need it to be customised and > rebranded, so it would become Prosfygika Public Announcement > system. We have TP-Link MR-3020 for this purpose, with some > external storage. If we can find anybody keen and able to help us > setting it up, it would move the whole network onto different > level. So, please give me a shout.
> 3. A while ago, some of you folks contacted me, offering help in > various forms. I am still in process of recovering my mail > archives after the disk crash (cheap USB pockets kill SSDs!) so if > you are still there, contact me again, please. We now need a lot > of hardware for servers and desktops, both in the infrastructure > department and for our users. Anything that can decently run some > linux or Cyanogen will be used wisely. Detailed wishlist available > upon request and soon online. ***Featured*** need is a decent > teleconference camera (we are setting up a teleconference/webinar > station). 75 Euro is the cost of the one I found here, but it > makes solid dent in our resources so perhaps some of you has a > better solution?
> Hope to hear from some of you soon. Stay tuned to our website, as > it is going to be the official communication channel now.
> Best, > Petros, Prosfygika, Athens, Greece
> -- > Freelab Researching freedom since 2012 > <https://freelab.libtech.website>
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