posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:33 AM
A variation of the dead drop, but with wifi routers connected to publicly accessible file servers. Anybody in the area can connect to it. Some folders
may need permissions to upload (to maintain content considered trustworthy by the server operators), but others would be completely public. The
completely public content may still need to be screened to keep certain objectionable things or forms of sabotage off the system. (The last thing you
want is poisoned data driving people away from using your servers. Maintenance and administration will be necessary.) All content would be publicly
downloadable though. The file server would likely be some variation of Linux, since if administered properly it should be fairly secure. That aspect
is nothing new though, since that's how most of the web servers are done now.
The second part would be akin to wardriving, but this is how updates of timely information would be passed along between nodes. Vehicles with the
right software would drive by or park near the nodes to pass new information and other updates between the nodes. The software would be only to
automate the process, so vehicles doing transfers don't need anybody to operate the courier computers. Not quite "IP by carrier pigeon" but much
along the same idea.
If wifi nodes are nearby enough to overlap, then an ad-hoc network could be implemented. Some level of information would be exchanged between the file