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Node name: NodeFreshPot
Live Date: 2004-11-09
Sponsor: The Fresh Pot
Contact: Michael Brooks

4001 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, 97227
(503) 284-8928

Map: https://cwnmyr.personaltelco.net/nodes/FreshPot


  • Alix 2D13 (PTP)
  • Linksys WAP54G

Software Installed

Network Configuration

  • ESSID: www.personaltelco.net/freshpot
  • Channel: 11
  • BSSID: 00:0F:66:77:44:F1
  • Hostname: moose
  • Internet Network:
  • Gateway:
  • Upstream DNS servers:,
  • PTPnet Network:

Installers / Organizers

Maintenance and System Log

  • 2011-09-15: Lost contact with the node again, stopped by to check and found that the switch on the powerstrip was in the off position. Replaced the power strip with one I had on hand the the more convivial orientation of the outlets, powered it back up. There was a renewed thought about using a low-power bullet to replace the edimax. Need to work out how to configure it most auspiciously. Would be nice to have it bridge, but that implies different firmware and a cooperating 'other end'. There are several ap's across the street. Need to work out which is most appropriate to connect to. --RussellSenior

  • 2011-07-22: Lost contact with the node, stopped by to check on it. Turns out, our gear had been unintentionally unplugged. Plugged it back in. Noted a need for a different kind of power strip, with the plugs oriented differently. Two wallwarts were occluding most of the outlets. --RussellSenior

  • 2009-12-28: With ChristopherChen and AaronBurt, replaced the old NuCab with an AlixCab while also switching over to a new DSL service from Integra. There was some talk about putting a low power Ubiquiti Bullet in to replace the old Edimax client bridge. Just need a patch antenna with the right connector. --Russell

  • 2007-08-24: A recent Debian upgrade on this nucab resulting in the obliteration of a local tweak to /usr/share/nocatauth/gateway/bin/initialize.fw which allowed the third NIC to bypass NoCatAuth. I have reconstructed what I believe was there before, appending the following near the end of the script:

    # NAT for local wired network
    iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
    iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -s -j ACCEPT
    iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -d -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT

    The third NIC in this case connects to the Edimax client-bridge that connects to the Mississippi network. --RussellSenior

  • 2007-05-09: Responded to an outage report. Found the AP reset and the nucab malfunctioning. I reconfigured the AP, moving it to channel 11. Took the nucab home and discovered the disk was failing. I dd_rescued it onto another drive, losing a couple unidentified files on /home, cleaned the nucab up a bit and reinstalled this morning around 9am. Back in operation. --RussellSenior

  • 2006-01-27: RussellSenior fixed up a broken /boot/grub/menu.lst. We'd neglected to add a --timeout option to the "terminal serial console" line, which resulted in the boot stalling at grub, waiting for user intervention. Service was out for about 4 hours, but ptp was still available from missnet across the street.

  • 2006-01-11: RussellSenior, CalebPhillips, BenjaminJencks and DavidJencks installed an ISA 3c509B NIC in the nucab, added "3c509" to /etc/modules (it came up as eth0), moved cat5 cables so that eth0 goes to DSL, eth1 goes to local AP, and eth2 goes to the edimax client, and assigned eth2 on the MissNet.

  • 2006-01-10: (RussellSenior, BenjaminJencks, and I) Brought the NuCab up and down a couple times in an attempt to install another NIC. No NIC on hand fits (insufficient PCI slots). Installed an Edimax AP in Client Mode to connect to neighboring NodeMississippi at Naya. (TylerBooth, MichaelWeinberg, RussellSenior, and BenjaminJencks) Ran CAT5e to this device (located behind coffee bar). Also installed a serial terminal. (AaronBaer) Installed sudo accounts for RussellSenior, BenjaminJencks, and CalebPhillips. - CalebPhillips

  • 2005-10-09: Created this page in accordance with NodeAudit. Also, Node seems to be functioning just fine.


Observation plots

http://www.personaltelco.net/~jason/maps/all/00:0F:66:77:44:F1-0.jpg http://www.personaltelco.net/~jason/maps/all/00:0F:66:77:44:F1-1.jpg http://www.personaltelco.net/~jason/maps/all/00:0F:66:77:44:F1-2.jpg http://www.personaltelco.net/~jason/maps/all/00:0F:66:77:44:F1-3.jpg


NodeFreshPot (last edited 2014-11-19 23:02:54 by RussellSenior)