- Get in contact with IT people from NTK
- Visit NTK and verify if all ports and services needed for hackathon are really available
- Ensure that line is really capable to handle all the traffic we expect
- Obtain IPv4 (and IPv6) public addresses of GW in NTK for exceptions on Freenode and WMF infrastructure
- (optional) prepare some backup solution in case line wasn't strong enough
|Resolved||Petrb||T213860 Prepare wi-fi for Hackathon in Prague|
|Resolved||Az1568||T213863 Freenode Iline for Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 in Prague|
|Resolved||Urbanecm||T213869 Add throttle exception for Wikimedia hackathon 2019 in Prague|
today I briefly visited NTK just to confirm some basic info, there are multiple wi-fi's in place and all of them are restricted and not publicly accessible, which is unexpected, but I suppose that they will generate some conference-wide login for us or unrestricted temporary network. The networks in place are separate, one of 2.4GHZ and other one 5GHZ, info in screenshots:
List of NTK wi-fi's:
Mestska knihovna (public library) details:
This wi-fi allows connection but there is no internet
This takes me to a login page, no guest access available.
Therefore I was unable to test network speed as well if any ports are blocked, despite the information from NTK staff that wi-fi is unrestricted and without firewall. I will get in touch with NTK staff again and will ask them about this. Stay tuned.
So according to response I got from staff, they will create a separate temporary network with SSID of our choosing (any ideas @Rfarrand? NTK-Wikimedia was proposed by them, IDK if it has to have NTK prefix).
All wi-fi's in area are provided by them, and probably same network hardware, so any outage is going to be affecting all of them. Which is not good, but I am not sure if there is anything we can do about this. In case of some disaster we could probably use couple of 4G wi-fi routers, but I don't expect single one to be able to handle more than 50 devices. The event of outage is extremely unlikely though, they said in past 10 years they had only 1 outage.