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State of Development (2020-2021) —

(a sort of 2020 retrospective and 2021 progress post) We did not plan to spend most of our time this past year indoors… …and yet we did. And while indoors, progress was made. In January of 2020, we partnered with a local prototyping engineer to produce an agricultural sensing system that would utilize the system […]

Multipath TCP —

Another part of the DarkPi project has fallen into place with the announcement of the Multipath TCP protocol for the Linux kernal. The protocol allows the transfer of information over multiple connections. This will enable the DarkPi to do two things. First, it allows for better resource allocation. On a distributed network like that established […]

Why the hiatus? —

I made a comment more than a month ago about how I had acquired a wifi dongle and would be testing the wifi capabilities of my Raspberry Pi. That didn’t exactly work out like I had planned. The wifi adapter I obtained is the Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter with SpeedBooster (model number WUSB54GSC). While […]

Hardware Acquired —

I ordered a Raspberry Pi a bit ago, and it arrived just this last week After resolving an issue with networking (protip: make sure you use an undamaged CAT5 cable), I installed and tested a few utilities, and basically tried to see how much the hardware could take. Despite the fact that the Pi is only […]

Byzantium —

A day or two ago, a comment was posted linking to a project very similar to this one. It’s called ‘Project Byzantium‘, and it’s aiming to create a bootable OS that allows easy creation of a wireless mesh network. While I intend to continue moving forward with my research, I will be taking a hard […]

IPv6 and HTTPS —

With the World IPv6 launch yesterday, there has been a lot of attention and a lot of activity on the process of getting sites IPv6 ready and enabled. As of 10am PST, this site has an IPv6 address, and depending on if your DNS server has updated yet, you can view the site entirely over […]

CALEA Compliance —

A recent comment called my attention to a law called the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. Thanks David, I hadn’t even considered the possibility of hardware backdoors compromising the intents of this project. My thoughts on CALEA (Wikipedia article, EFF article) First, the intent of the darknet is to make any sort of tracking […]