[sisela] Bridge (what i like about sisela)
Mon, 21 Jun 2004 17:13:31 +0200
> What do people like so much about Sisela?
Well, a number of things actually... :)
here's my personal list:
+ it fits one disk, which makes it a good solution for low-cost
wireless-nodes built from recycled hardware
+ lots of useful features (dhcpd, sshd, ...), most of which i haven't
had the time yet to check out
+ its (afaik) completely free software
+ its very configurable
+ its very stable, which unfortunately can`t be said about floppy drives
and disks. we had one node running it for over 6 months, until we had to
reboot for configuration changes - only to discover that the disk had
not survived the time...
we are using sisela quite extensively here in weimar, germany, for
building a community-owned wireless network
(http://subsignal.org/wireless), and have so far had good experiences
with it. using old 486 & pentium-I machines, 802.11b pcmcia cards and a
floppy we can cut the costs for a node as low as approx. 50 euros
(excluding antennas). which is about 40 euros less than the "high-end"
solution, the linksys wrt54g's for the not-so-shell-addicted people.
all in all, great stuff. we appreciate your work. :)
that said.... a few, uhm, questions?
- do you see a chance of including ndiswrapper into the next release?
we've had some issues with recent pci-wireless cards not being supported
by the prism54 drivers, such as the SMC2802W v2.
- the Makefile... hm.. maybe there is a possibility to mirror the
necessary files for sisela in one location, so the wget doesn`t break?
best regards, (from another busy student;) ),