Big Temporary Networks

Måns Nilsson mansaxel at
Wed Sep 19 07:56:32 UTC 2012

Subject: Re: Big Temporary Networks Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 01:03:00PM -0700 Quoting Jo Rhett (jrhett at
> On Sep 13, 2012, at 7:29 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> > I'm talking to the people who will probably be, in 2015, running the first 
> > Worldcon I can practically drive to, in Orlando, at -- I think -- the Disney
> > World Resort.  I've told them how critical the issue is for this market; they,
> > predictably, replied "We look forward to your patch".  :-}
> So I just want to point out that this is an utterly irrelevant topic. Worldcon is full to the brim with really smart people who can build good networks, but in every place large enough to host a Worldcon the owners of the building make money selling Internet access and don't want competition. The very best we've been able to do was create an Internet Lounge with good connectivity, and even that isn't acceptable at most locations.
All the IETF and RIPE meetings I've been to have had excellent custom networks. How come? 

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