This is the decided upon official naming convention for all devices and SSID in the network
The supernode hostname is
snXyY and where
X is assigned by the Network Planning, Design and Operations working group, and
yY is chosen by the node operator to identify network components within the node. For example
a1 for antenna 1 and
r1 for router 1.
All hostnames will be unique across the mesh.
The supernode devices will use the domain format
operator.tcn.tomesh.net. A DNS and reverse DNS entry will be made for each device with such a domain name. For simplicity the devices will also carry an entry with the domain of
For example a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) will be
sn1a1.core.tcn.tomesh.net for a device operated by the core team at Toronto Community Network. The node will also answer as
Public SSID will not extend the Babel protocol. They are standard access points connections for the users to access the mesh.
Mesh SSID are used to extend the mesh network. They have will have Babel running on them.
tomesh- is a constant and never changes
(protocol) is the protocol name the SSID is running. This could be for example
(meshid) optional, part of the string when SSIDs need to be isolated. PtP and PtMP antennas will use their hostnames
A network node with hostname of sn1a1 running airmax-ac protocol would be
A network node with running 80211s would be