Los Angeles Citywide Municipal Wireless Network

February 14, 2007

As I use my Sprint EVDO card more and more, I have a hard time understanding why this network is needed in Los Angeles where high speed wireless Internet is already available throughout the city from at least two cellular carriers. I don’t believe there is a neighborhood anywhere in Los Angeles that does not […]

ipwfadm script for Cable Modem or DSL

January 15, 2007

Originally posted December 30th 1998 on my old website. Today it would have been considered a blog. Does that mean that I’ve been blogging almost 10 years? Original location:http://www.pasadena.net/linux/linuxsecure.html #!/bin/sh## My ipfwadm rules on a Cable Modem### Use at your own risk! # My external ip address:# EXTIP="" ## Misc. startup:#echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forwardsbin/depmod -a/sbin/modprobe […]

Pasadena California issues RFP for citywide Wi-Fi network

January 16, 2006

Here in my hometown of Pasadena, it appears that we’ll have a Municipal WiFi network. With EVDO (high speed cellular data) coverage throughout the city and cheap DSL I wonder why my city wants to spend the money. From MuniWireless: Pasadena, California is seeking for proposals from wireless network operators for installation and operation of […]

Qwest’s Quest to Limit Users’ Use of the Internet.

January 10, 2006

Over the years I’ve tried to use ISPs that have liberal AUPs (acceptable use policy) so I was allowed to share Internet access via WiFi. I find that this is a strange attempt since Qwest is trying to apply this even if the customer is not using Qwest as the ISP. Perhaps we all need […]