High Speed Multi Media

pritunl

We need to take a look at pritunl, which is a “Pritunl is an easy-to-use, open-source VPN server with an intuitive web management interface.”  Since it is available as a “one touch installation” it will be easier to setup and learn how it operates.

Still need to keep SoftEther in the picture too, between pritunl and softether there may be some good benefits in both.

 

 

2020c

Here are some items to work on this year.

  • Develop Alternative Communication Resources
    • develop resources that reach into neighborhood settings
      • what is needed to cover individual areas (within 2 to 5 mile radius)?
      • resources that are quick to deploy and easy to operate
    • develop ways to use WiFi technology for delivery of critical information
      • most smart phones have WiFi available that can be used with hot spots for localized communications
      • with additional Amateur Radio Operators a resource similar to WiFi called High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) can be used
        • HSMM provides longer range communication via higher gain antennas and higher RF power that is available
  • Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media. As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database. With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.
    • The PAS will work along with the HSMM creating a local and extended range wireless telephone network.
    • Additional Training opportunities plan on “in person” and online training.

 

 
Origninally posted in 2015

2020b

So what’s been happening lately?  Still working on the Asterisk PBX and RF Gateways, should have some new information regarding the Communications Transportable System (CoTS).  Looks like the containers (transportable rack cases) will need to be a few more rack spaces in height to fit everything.   Most likely go with a separate power unit so the weight will be reduced some.

Still need to work on the HSMM Go-KITS, they can be included in with the CoTS as well as work stand alone.  The challenge may be finding enough locations to make it feasible especially in rural areas.   But at the same time rural areas can be more conducive to long haul high speed links.

More information on both the CoTS and Go-KITS soon …

 

Originally posted in 2012

2020a

Need to do some recruiting so that resources can be within the “neighborhood.”  This will make it a lot easier to test the HSMM gear.

Then continue on with the following objectives:

  • Develop Alternative Communication Resources
    • develop resources that reach into neighborhood settings
      • what is needed to cover individual areas (within 2 to 5 mile radius, 10 mile radius, et al)?
      • resources that are quick to deploy and easy to operate
    • develop ways to use WiFi technology for delivery of critical information
      • most smart phones have WiFi available that can be used with hot spots for localized communications
      • with additional Amateur Radio Operators a resource similar to WiFi called High Speed Multi Media (HSMM) can be used
        • HSMM provides longer range communication via higher gain antennas and higher RF power that is available
  • Everyone needs a PAS (Portable Asterisk Server) a IP-PBX package that fits in nicely with high speed multi media. As well as being a able to create its own network without the need to connect to a master database. With the miniaturization of computers the PAS can be operate with very low power consumption.
    • The PAS will work along with the HSMM creating a local and extended range wireless telephone network.
  • Additional Training opportunities plan on “in person” and online training.

VPN Tunnels

Been wanting to do some testing on VPN connectivity and SoftEther (a multi-protocol open source VPN program) came up.

Here are some benefits of SoftEther as mentioned on their web site:

SoftEther VPN is an optimum alternative to OpenVPN and Microsoft’s VPN servers. SoftEther VPN has a clone-function of OpenVPN Server. You can integrate from OpenVPN to SoftEther VPN smoothly. SoftEther VPN is faster than OpenVPN. SoftEther VPN also supports Microsoft SSTP VPN for Windows Vista / 7 / 8. No more need to pay expensive charges for Windows Server license for Remote-Access VPN function.

SoftEther https://www.softether.org/

 

 

Still looking for a place to work on these projects again.  Any one with any experience using SoftEther, please let us know how things are going with your projects.

 

 

 

 

Exactly

Sometimes it is just a plain good idea to know where you are at.  Especially when working on a server remotely.  Never fun to get locked out because you were using the wrong credentials on the wrong server.  Whoops! Huh?