[zeromq-dev] How do we activate and connect to WiFi hotspots in edgenets?

crocket crockabiscuit at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 12:44:36 CET 2014


I can't imagine how it works or looks. Can you give us a concrete example?


On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Apostolis Xekoukoulotakis <
xekoukou at gmail.com> wrote:

> One alternative to a mesh network is of course peer to peer encryption.
>
> All browsers nowadays can persist data on their database.
> Nacl and openpgp have been ported on JavaScript. All we need then is an
> asynchronous delivery system that sends json to the browser.
> That is , exactly like email except that the updates are handled by the
> javascript application.
> We could create an api for any developer to create new JavaScript
> applications. Each such application would be hosted in a subdomain of the
> user`s preferred delivery provider and be given a unique delivery address.
>
> We could then have encrypted social network sites in a matter of weeks.
> On Jan 10, 2014 8:59 PM, "Lindley French" <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I haven't tried using it myself yet, but I believe one difference is wifi
>> direct has a programmatic API, which is not as easily exposed for normal
>> wifi.
>>
>> > On Jan 10, 2014, at 1:40 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > From what I know, setting up and maintaining a persistent WiFi Direct
>> > connection is a painful user experience. Otherwise, it gives exactly
>> > the same results as enabling the hotspot on one phone and then using
>> > standard WiFi. (Unless i'm mistaken.)
>> >
>> >> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:05 AM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Plus, I tested my nexus 5 and 7 with "Super Beam" app.
>> >> Super Beam shares files and folders using WiFi Direct.
>> >> My nexus devices successfully shared files via WiFi Direct.
>> >>
>> >> WiFi Direct is confirmed to be working at least on nexus devices.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 5:31 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> In the short term that may be the only solution that's workable
>> without
>> >>>> root
>> >>>> access on at least some of the phones. I think the full benefits of
>> >>>> EdgeNet
>> >>>> won't be realized until arbitrary phones can serve as routers or data
>> >>>> mules
>> >>>> without the user knowing or caring, though.
>> >>>
>> >>> Right.
>> >>>
>> >>>> I still think WiFi Direct has a place in the solution, when it's
>> >>>> available.
>> >>>> According to Wikipedia, only one phone of a group has to support WiFi
>> >>>> Direct
>> >>>> for the entire group to use it.
>> >>>
>> >>> That works precisely like a hotspot afaik (did not actually try that,
>> >>> though).
>> >>>
>> >>> -Pieter
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