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Introducing Houndstooth: a new pack-based networking protocol: Houndstooth is a dramatic new mesh network technology that utilizes algorithms derived from canine-pack clustering. With Houndstooth, random aggregations of data are transferred at a variety of speeds based on pack dynamics and distances. A special front-to-end pack discovery protocol allows each node to discover and authenticate new nodes. Best of all, you can redeploy existing logistics to take advantage of pack-based mesh networking by using actual dogs that you may already own or have access to.
Each dog wears a small Houndstooth transceiver, powered by a pedometer attached to a dog's strong back legs. As dogs enter and leave packs, both store-and-forward (known as fetch-and-retrieve in the Houndstooth terminology) and live routed (off-leash protocol) data handling are possible. Parasitic networking by non-pack Houndstooth transceivers are avoided through regular deworming of the connection.
Several applications buildings on Houndstooth are available immediately, including MeetCute, a method employing a combination of 2.4 GHz networking and ultrasonic frequencies to encourage a dog to direct his or her master or mistress to an appropriately suitable other Houndstooth node; BaredTeeth, a highly aggressive security protocol with physical proximity detection; and HowlNet, an out-of-band alernative sub-ultrasonic methodology for longer distances in desolate, less pack-intensive areas (warning: bandwidth drops below modem speeds with HowlNet).
Houndstooth is available today in natty clothing stores everywhere.
Meet Dave Farber July 31 at NYCWireless: from 6 to 8 pm, NYCWireless will have its regular monthly meeting with former FCC CTO Dave Farber, a brilliant thinker on spectrum, and someone who has defined much of the current debate over spectrum management. Location: Earth Pledge Foundation, 149 East 38th St., Street Level Entrance - Bet. Lex. and 3rd Ave. - Ring buzzer if necessary. Farber will be speaking from 7 to 8 pm.
The Register UK elaborates on the honeyspot: the Register offers a more in-depth look at the configuration and basis of the D.C.-area honeypot designed to lure in crackers to watch them run their magic. Of course, since much Wi-Fi cracker can be done through passive data monitoring, we'll see how many flies get caught.
News.com on EFF's network-sharing-friendly ISP list: more coverage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's list of ISPs who tolerate or encourage network sharing.