Wiki Community/Davis Wiki Emergency Preparedness


This page is for the discussion of ways to make Davis Wiki useful in the event of a local, regional or national disaster.

Local Availability via DSL

Assuming the national TC/IP backbones go dark, a way to place a Wiki server and name resolution at Omsoft so that the local community can continue to access Davis Wiki

Local Availability Wireless

A way to set up a high power or multinode wireless server and name resolution that would allow users with wireless notebooks to access Davis Wiki independent of the physical internet. The use of mesh nodes to cover a larger area could be considered.

Disaster Software Addons

Specifically, an easy way for users to cross-reference and unite victims<>friends and family.

Since we are on the cusp of rolling out a community tool to large segments of the population, I think that consideration of these capabilities is appropriate. —jimstewart


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2010-07-14 19:26:02   I think KDRT would be the first line of communication in an emergency. Radio transmission is very disaster-proof.

Assuming there's no internet connectivity between San Francisco (where our servers are hosted) and Davis, it's doubtful that even hosting a server in Davis would allow for connectivity. Routers may still route traffic to, say, Sacramento before routing back to Davis. Though I'm no networking expert, so maybe someone else can chime in.

A semi-static mirror of Davis Wiki hosted by DCN would be good, though. —PhilipNeustrom

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