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== Grow Netsukuku == You can find a generic list of TODOs here: ["Ntk TODO"]

== Growing Netsukuku ==
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distributed network can grow only with the small contributions of each user. distributed network can grow only with the small contributions of the single users.
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because Netsukuku is decentralised, anonymous, distributed and independent and
will never allow anyone to control it.
because Netsukuku is decentralised, anonymous, distributed and independent
and it will never be possible for anybody to control it.
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You have the possibility to be the citizen of a free world wide community, Netsukuku will give you the chance to become the citizen of a free and global community,
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The first step is to turn your PC in a Netsukuku node: The first step is to turn your PC into a Netsukuku node:
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        * buy a wifi (PCI) card         * buy a Wifi (PCI) card
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 * connect the AP to your PC. It doesn't matter anymore what OS you've
  
installed.
 * connect the AP to your PC. In this case it doesn't matter anymore
   
what OS you've installed and even if your PC is turned off, the AP
   will continue to be an active Netsukuku node
.
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It's highly probable that you will be the the first node in your neighborhood,
but this is normal: someone have to be the first.
As soon as a user will do the same thing you did, you will be automatically
connected
.
Waiting doesn't cost you nothing.
It's highly possible you will be the first node in your neighborhood,
but this is normal: someone has to be the first.
As soon as another user will do the same thing you did, you will be
automatically connected to each other
.
Waiting doesn't cost you anything.
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In order to shorten your waiting you can help the growth of Netsukuku in your
neighborhood by following the advises written below.
In order to shorten the time, you can help the growth of Netsukuku in your
neighborhood by following the underlisted advises.
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worrying of their location. Moreover, when this habit will be common, you worrying of his or her location. Moreover, when this habit will be common, you
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You shouldn't worry too much about sharing your bandwidth. These are some
features of sharing the Internet connection with Netsukuku:
 * You can connect to the Internet using, at the same time, multiple node which share their connection. If there are 5 nodes which share
their 640Kb/s connections, you can have 5 parallel downloads at 640Kb/s.
 * If you decide to share your Internet connection, you will always use the Internet connections shared by the other nodes, in this way you donate your bandwidth but, at the same time, you receive donations from other users.
 * Even if you share your Internet connection to other Netsukuku nodes, your traffic will have the maximum priority, therefore you won't notices any slowdown.
Don't worry too much about sharing your bandwidth.
You'll get advantages by sharing the Internet connection with Netsukuku:
 * You can connect to the Internet using, at the same time, multiple node
   sharing their own connection
. For example, if there are 5 nodes sharing
  
their 640Kb/s connections, you can have 5 parallel downloads at 640Kb/s.
 * If you decide to share your Internet connection, you will always use the
  
Internet connections shared by the other nodes. In this way, you donate
  
your bandwidth, but, at the same time, receive donations from other users.
 * Even if you share your Internet connection to other Netsukuku nodes, your
  
traffic will have the maximum priority, therefore you won't notice any
  
slowdown.
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It is very important to let the your neighbours known they are inside a It is very important to let your neighbours aware of being inside a
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 * sticker: /* TODO: image and phrase for the sticker URL */
 * A4 sheets: /* TODO: url of the sheet to print */
 * poster: /* TODO */
 * stickers: /* TODO: image and phrase for the sticker URL */
 * papers: /* TODO: url of the sheet to print */
 * posters: /* TODO */
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In the same way two near nodes are linked, it is possible to connect two close
cities by wireless links.
Instead, if it is impossible to link physically them (f.e. there is a desert
area between them), they can be connected with the use of Internet tunnels.
In the same way two nodes close to each other are linked, it is possible to connect
two close cities by wireless links.
Otherwise, if it is impossible to link physically them (f.e. there is a desert
area between them), they can still be connected with the use of Internet tunnels.

You can find a generic list of TODOs here: ["Ntk TODO"]

Growing Netsukuku

Netsukuku is a mesh network. The mesh networks depend on the collaboration of each node, in fact, a distributed network can grow only with the small contributions of the single users.

Don't expect that someone will set up the whole net for you, just because Netsukuku is decentralised, anonymous, distributed and independent and it will never be possible for anybody to control it.

Netsukuku will give you the chance to become the citizen of a free and global community, where no one will ever be able to limit your digital rights with measures like prosecution of file sharing, censorship, data retention, commercial connectivity and so on.

Joining Netsukuku

The first step is to turn your PC into a Netsukuku node:

  • take a computer
  • install any distro of GNU/Linux
  • install Netsukuku
  • buy a Wifi (PCI) card
  • buy/build an external antenna (with the longest range as possible)

or

  • buy an Access Point compatible with the Netsukuku-AP firmware
  • buy/build an external antenna (with the longest range as possible)
  • connect the AP to your PC. In this case it doesn't matter anymore
    • what OS you've installed and even if your PC is turned off, the AP will continue to be an active Netsukuku node.

It's highly possible you will be the first node in your neighborhood, but this is normal: someone has to be the first. As soon as another user will do the same thing you did, you will be automatically connected to each other. Waiting doesn't cost you anything.

In order to shorten the time, you can help the growth of Netsukuku in your neighborhood by following the underlisted advises.

Internet sharing

If you have an Internet connection, share it with your neighbours. In this way everybody will be able to have a free Internet connection without worrying of his or her location. Moreover, when this habit will be common, you won't worry too, anywhere and anytime.

Don't worry too much about sharing your bandwidth. You'll get advantages by sharing the Internet connection with Netsukuku:

  • You can connect to the Internet using, at the same time, multiple node
    • sharing their own connection. For example, if there are 5 nodes sharing their 640Kb/s connections, you can have 5 parallel downloads at 640Kb/s.
  • If you decide to share your Internet connection, you will always use the
    • Internet connections shared by the other nodes. In this way, you donate your bandwidth, but, at the same time, receive donations from other users.
  • Even if you share your Internet connection to other Netsukuku nodes, your
    • traffic will have the maximum priority, therefore you won't notice any slowdown.

Spread the word

It is very important to let your neighbours aware of being inside a Netsukuku area. You have just to mark in a visible way the area, for example using:

  • stickers:

  • papers:

  • posters:

For more information on this topic go to: http://lab.dyne.org/Ntk_spread_the_word

In the same way two nodes close to each other are linked, it is possible to connect two close cities by wireless links. Otherwise, if it is impossible to link physically them (f.e. there is a desert area between them), they can still be connected with the use of Internet tunnels.

For more information on this topic go to: http://lab.dyne.org/Ntk_Internet_tunnels

Documentation

Another useful thing you can do is writing or translating documentation. Use the wiki: http://lab.dyne.org/Netsukuku

Code

There is a lot to code too! If you are a Kung Foo coder, get on board and help the development writing some nice poems. For a start you can take a look at the src/TODO file.

Misc

Finally, every good work you can do is welcomed and it will surely be used, for example if you like to draw upload your drawings.

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