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FreedomLinks connect wireless mesh traffic from FreedomTowers in a single municipality or region to other Free Networks (via secured links; think distributed VPN) and routes packets to the Internet itself. They peer directly with other Autonomous Systems of the Internet via BGP. FreedomLinks will be situated initially in colocation facilities, and eventually in network meet-me rooms. They serve as gateways for logical connections via FreedomTunnel. FreedomLinks will have substantial computational capacity, be multi-homed, and peered via fiber-optics. FreedomLinks are the focal point of the Layer 2, regional meshes as such, they are intended to serve communities of 25,000-75,000.
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The FreedomLink is how the Free Network Stack connects with the rest of the world. It will speak BGP with the internet at large and various interior gateway routing protocols (Babel/OSLR/OSPF/Batman) with the [[FreedomTower]].
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FreedomLinks will be situated initially in colocation facilities (with wireless radio links to FreedomTowers, and eventually in network meet-me rooms. They serve as gateways for logical connections via [[FreedomTunnel]]. FreedomLinks will have substantial computational capacity, be multi-homed, and peered via fiber-optics. FreedomLinks are the focal point of the regional meshes and as such they are intended to serve communities of 25,000-75,000.
  
 
== Status ==
 
== Status ==
  
'''June 2012:''' the inter-link routing protocol will probably be [[wikipedia:Babel (protocol)|babel]]
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'''June 2012:''' the inter-link routing protocol will probably be [[wikipedia:Babel (protocol)|babel]]. More to come soon!
  
 
== More Resources ==
 
== More Resources ==
  
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* [http://freenetworkfoundation.org/?p=403 Blog post about FreedomLink] (October, 2011)
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* [http://chili.freenetworkfoundation.org/projects/freedomlink Chili Page]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:32, 15 June 2012

The FreedomLink is how the Free Network Stack connects with the rest of the world. It will speak BGP with the internet at large and various interior gateway routing protocols (Babel/OSLR/OSPF/Batman) with the FreedomTower.

FreedomLinks will be situated initially in colocation facilities (with wireless radio links to FreedomTowers, and eventually in network meet-me rooms. They serve as gateways for logical connections via FreedomTunnel. FreedomLinks will have substantial computational capacity, be multi-homed, and peered via fiber-optics. FreedomLinks are the focal point of the regional meshes and as such they are intended to serve communities of 25,000-75,000.

Status

June 2012: the inter-link routing protocol will probably be babel. More to come soon!

More Resources

Free Network Infrastructure Projects (edit)
Box - Node - Tower - Tunnel - Link
Network Operations Center - Lab - VoIP - Stack - Overview