Jon Smirl wrote:

Hi Jon -

>> The intended effect is that you can simultaneously run your encrypted
>> network connection, keeping your normal traffic and internet
>> connectivity private as usual, and yet also participate in a general,
>> unencrypted (on the transport layer, anyway) broadcast-based network
>> with anyone in range.  I have evolved a protocol system for such a
>> network and am in the process of implementing it using this patch.
> I'm interested in doing pretty much the same thing. My application is
> broadcast audio to multiple recipients. Some of the recipients need a
> network hop to reach them.

Yes, that is exactly the concept, a parallel unencrypted broadcast 
network that everyone in range on the same channel can participate in. 
Since there are no ACKs it is like UDP, no guarantees anything gets 

> This is basically the main features of 802.11s mesh networking which
> is under development. The only working 802.11s system I am aware of is
> the OLPC.

802.11s looks like it will be pretty awesome when it exists, but for my 
usage case it's a feature that this transport would be broadcast-only, 
with no station IDs and no routability and work on today's stacks.


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