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# Network Principles


Network built from nodes
A Node is not a leaf roaming
Built from 
A wireless card
PC Router [ BSD/Linux ]
An internet connection
Provides network access to other nearby nodes
Mesh not hierarchy
User centric local backbone
Aggregated bandwidth


# Connecting Nodes


# Traditional Peering


Traditional peering between large networks
Zero cost connection
Both networks gain coverage
Public peering points [ LINX ]
Becoming unfashionable
Peering agreements
Collision of technology, law and software
BGP4

# Pico Peering


Peering between consume nodes
Zero cost for bandwidth exchange
Gives zero bandwidth cost for node owners
Internal mode to other nodes -free
External mode to ISPs - paid
Community shielded from the market
Grow the boundary to encompass more of the network
Consume the net!

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