731 Grant Ave (at Clay)
SAN FRANCISCO, California 94108

Thomas Belote, Wireless Mesh Networking

Thomas worked on Wireless Mesh Networking and Mobile Ad Hoc Networking as a grad student at SJSU. His talk will compare solutions like OLSR and Microsoft's sorta open source Mesh Connectivity Layer (though it doesn't run on Linux). He will discuss why WDS is not sufficient and a mesh protocol is needed, and discuss the lack of openness thus far in 802.11s even though it is included in the OLPC, as well as security issues.

The Bay Area Linux Users Group is lively gathering of Linux users & free software enthusiasts that combines great food, community & intimate access to featured speakers. We meet in the bar of the Four Seas Restaurant from 6:30pm. At 7pm, we share a family-style Chinese dinner, which is followed by our guest speaker at 8.

Cost: The talk at 8 is free; optional $13 for dinner.

Parking: http://www.portsmouthsquaregarage.com/

Official Website: http://balug.org/

Added by Jesse Zbikowski on May 19, 2008