It's a snowy slushy Sunday here and that means staying out of the weather and crawling around #theTubes for a bit.
I'd like to see if I can get Babel routing going on my node. Do I need to get permission/assistance from @djsundog or can I just beg forgiveness later?
The articlle @kepstin wrote looks pretty clear; just wondering what I would set for XX in the "participant number"
Once I run out of "plumbing" to tinker with I might actually start hosting something worth talking about!
you definitely don't need permission, though everything will break horribly* if we don't coordinate changing our peering configs to support you being a babeld-enabled node ;)
your participant number would be 9 by my reckoning.
I'll get a babeld-enabled config set up for our peering tunnel on my end - let me know when you're ready and I'll bounce the tunnel
*for some values of break and horrible
If you're curious about what "break horribly" is:
* If you switch your link to sundog to use babel but he didn't, you won't have any routing to the tubes until the other end is also switched.
* If you add a babel link to someone else but your sundog link isn't babel, then you might have asymmetrical routing to some destinations.
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