Re: [homenet] How many people have installed the homenet code?

Rich Brown <richb.hanover@gmail.com> Tue, 26 April 2016 13:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homenet] How many people have installed the homenet code?
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Ahhh... This is exactly the kind of advice I was looking for...

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Markus Stenberg <markus.stenberg@iki.fi>; wrote:
> 
>> On 26.4.2016, at 15.09, Rich Brown <richb.hanover@gmail.com>; wrote:
>> 
>> Thanks for this info. I have two primary interests here.
>> 
>> 1) I would like to stop farbling around with configuring subnets in my home. :-)
>> 
>> 2) With that knowledge in hand, I'll update the OpenWrt wiki, and include a procedure for getting the developer feed if necessary.
>> 
>> This all sounds pretty straightforward - and that the CC build is a good place to start. Thanks again!
> 
> Just as an advance warning, the CC version has some bugs;

Are these bugs important? What problems would someone see? Or would those problems mostly affect people who're skilled in the project? As stated above, my goal is to have a set of clear instructions that "just work".

Plus, I realize I have a third goal:

3) That people have a good experience the first time they try Homenet. (This makes using trunk/DD questionable - maybe the hnetd in trunk works great, but if they install a build of DD on a bad day, it'll contribute to a bad experience, even though it's not hnetd's "fault".)

So my question for the considered wisdom of this group:

Is stock CC "good enough"? Or would CC+development version of hnetd be the best combination? If the latter, I will work toward those instructions. (And I may take Tore up on his offer to push a feed of the newer packages to Github...)

I still need to clear some other projects off my desk, but would hope to start on this in the next week or so.

> trunk build of hnetd is somewhat better in that regard but I have not gotten around to fixing some of the reported issues there either. It _used_ to work in my home, until I gave up on my homerouter-NG project (Linksys WRT1900AC running combination of CC+trunk) and returned to my old home platform w/o hnetd and running BB (and just ohybridproxy).
> 
> I hope Turris Omnia box shows up sooner or later so I can try again running hnetd ;-)

I agree. We are all pinning great hopes on this equipment.

> Cheers,
> 
> -Markus

Thanks, all.

Rich