Mead Posted August 5, 2009 Share Posted August 5, 2009 This year at Quakecon there is going to be a big change in the byoc. There will be NO dc hub at the NOC(s) and none of the staff is allowed to support it. If you have have been to a lan in the last few years, you must know that one of the biggest draws of a lan is the ability to connect to a Hub with a program called Direct Connect Plus Plus (or dc++ for short), this program provides easy access and search capabilities for sharing game mods, maps, patches, and etc. Another great things is that in the past years (since at least 2004 when I started attending) the chat feature of this program has been almost the life blood of the event. If you needed info or to ask a question, you did it in dc++. If you wanted to purchase something or sell something (case of bawls for example), you did it on dc++. If you wanted to find people to play a specific game (starcraft for example) you did so in DC++. So it is going to be up to byoc'ers to create and run their own dc++ hub(s), and this brings a problem. First the network geography probably will limit byoc spots to 100mb connections again, and even though each table router is connected to a gigabit link to the NOC, if you do the math, 24 people at 100mb each means that the gigabit to the router could easily become a bottle neck greatly reducing the capabilities of a hub if there is only one hub. I want to create a action plan to institute a network of dc hubs across the byoc this year in the event that a single dc hub at a byoc spot simply can't handle the traffic. I have some experience setting up and running the ynhub, but never attempted to use DC Hub-Link I need help and advice on how to create a dc hub network at this infamous lan party in the event it is needed. So far I am already have a preliminary ynhub configuration created and have a stack of cd roms to burn it to once I finalize the configuration to pass out to people to install and run hubs on their individual rows, but I really need to iron out how to link them all together. Note: The Staff at quakecon have declared talking about this subject on the quakecon msg board or irc chat against the rules and will result in a kick or ban. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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