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Natural disaster

A fault tolerant internet system is helpful to prevent loss of service from natural events both large, such as floods and earthquakes, and small, such as brief storms and power outages. Mike Chelen 05:17, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Hence, as decentralized as possible. Any node can offer a service to a mesh, and all nodes can make use of all services that they are aware of. Ideally, the routing protocol used will allow computers that aren't running the mesh software to make use of the mesh, though they won't be routing traffic. If net.access is interrupted for longer than a few hours in any given area, it should be possible to set up a mesh. The Doctor 23:51, 2 April 2011 (GMT-5)

More than 'should', Ben the Pirate set one up in the 'space inside of five minutes when HacDC's wireless nets went wonky during the last sprint. The Doctor 23:45, 7 July 2011 (GMT-5)