[sdnog] How to work from home
nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Wed Mar 25 22:20:38 SAST 2020
On 24 Mar 2020, at 23:45, sara alamin wrote:
> - Jitsi :
> good with poor connection if you are not sharing video or your screen
> , no
> need to install client , just browse to it.
> *INX-ZA are offering a free meeting tool used jitsi (@edd :), but it
> not be really efficient routing. it’s free and open source and i am
> the inx-za people will offer to help. and if Sudan IXP can have like
> service will be really good!
erm, just to clear this up, since i’m the culprit responsible for this
i don’t like installing random “apps” or proprietary clients. and
i like ones that don’t work for my friends in sudan, iran, and yemen,
even less. so https://meet.inx.net.za (the jitsi instance that sara
mentions) is *really* easy to setup and maintain. we did it, because i
wanted something that i could use to talk to work colleagues in africa,
and we didn’t want our packets to go overseas. what sara means by
“inefficient” routing, is that, there’s probably no direct path
from sudan to this host (check for yourself), and that
https://meet.jit.si would probably also work well for you.
at our IX, we have a small management network, where we host services
for community-good; because the IX is literally the centre of
communication, and most sane networks peer, this is an ideal place to
have something like this, that anyone can use. so we encourage people
to do just that; and, in the spirit of maintaining privacy, and good
faith, we don’t log anything - we’re fortunate, i guess, because we
work well with our community, and they trust us!
for me, the takeaway for you should be, what are the services like this,
that you could find and host local to sudan, that can help you support
your local community; be it university students, or businesses, or ..
imagine having a meeting, where an ajnabi had to “dial” into sudan,
costing him/her international bandwidth, and not the sudanese users of
the service ;-) well, that’s exactly what happens when we have, for
example, ZANOG PC calls, and we use this service ..
jitsi, samir already mentioned etherpad, and .. others like this, can
help you be more productive, save money, and improve your overall
experience of the network.
so .. who has some spare hardware - in sudan - and is willing to do this
(after the LockDown is over? :-))
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