[discuss] Internet: the INTER-connection of local NET-works

willi uebelherr willi.uebelherr at gmail.com
Fri May 16 02:41:17 UTC 2014

Dear friends,

for the delay in my second reply I beg your pardon. In this response, I 
will discuss some basic technical issues that were discussed in some 

1) The local responsibility for the whole.

In money-oriented, capitalist environments there is no responsibility 
for the whole. Only the quantum of money-flows are crucial. The fact 
that this discussion is about communication is for that actors secondary.

In user-oriented environments, the whole is always the basis for the 
individual. The communication requires the action of at least two 
partners. From the interest of a free and unfettered communication for 
ourselves necessarily follows the interest in free and unfettered 
communication for the other.

2) Geographical or virtual location.

There is no virtual locality. Location is always defined geographically. 
Every person may define their own terminology. Whether they however can 
enter into a communication depends on the willingness of others.

 From the clear determination of a locality follows the clear 
determination of the address of a location. It is the geographical 
location. And this is only necessary to transport a data packet as 
desired from one location to another.

3) Multicasting

With unique addresses no multicasting is possible. It is not the task of 
a transport system for data packets to multiply them. This task will 
always have the transmitter.

However, it is technically very easy to activate in regional and local 
node dynamic distribution server, which then multiply a package for 
distribution. One example is mail distribution or streaming server.

4) Transport types.

There are only 2 types of transportation. Asynchronous and synchronous. 
Due to the time requirements of synchronous packets this are preferred. 
They are usually smaller. They are like kids who aspire between the legs 
of the adults to the front. Or even like dogs, they will always find a 
way. Even with a large storage of adults.

Within the synchronous packets, we distinguish those for emergency 
calls, which are always given preferential treatment. All others have to 

5) Server instances

We do not distinguish between specific clients or servers. Each node can 
always be both. If two communication partners have the functionality for 
client and server, the packets flow directly from one partner to the 
other. Between are just transport nodes. But these are only interested 
on the IP header. The content remains closed as in a letter.

 From this symmetry of the operators, the requirement for symmetry of 
the transport capacity directly follows. And since each local network 
also has a central server node, all those they do not wish to maintain 
her own server can outsource their requirements. Because the server 
management is not a major technical problem, most end nodes in the 
network will evolve to Client/Server instances.

Central server structures such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hotmail, 
Yahoo and any else will dissolve. They are unnecessary. The data remain 
decentralized, as they always are. How we make visible the decentralized 
distributed data on our client, it is entirely another topic.

6) backbones and ISP's.

Such designs are not necessary for us, because they are technically not 
required. In the discussion "African take on Net Neutrality" we can see 
with what nonsense people play, because they can not construct her 
network. They are fence-sitters that are not allowed to go inside. They 
have to stay before the fence and can only use a few doors.

7) Transport technologies

In my proposal I pointed out that today's technical limitations can 
never be the basis for this discussion. What methods we use has little 
to do with the discussion on principles. It is primarily a question of 
rational knowledge. It remains free to continue today's nonsense in the 

We can look at the technologies for data transport as a global community 
task. This corresponds to their real content for a global and free 
communication system, in which all people in our small world want to be 
involved. Or at least most of them.

8) Mobile communication partner.

Each mobile communication device contacts over a local access point to 
the global communication system. And this will not change because there 
is a physical constraint for it. Thus, each mobile communications 
partner have the global address of the local access point.

Always the same applies to moving equipment. We disconnect and make a 
new connection, or vice versa. A simple method.

9) The analogy to the street.

Our transport system for data packets is comparable to the transport 
systems on the road. There are community responsibilities because they 
are important for communities.

10) State, private companies and Comunas.

In my design, I am guided for the local communities, the Comunas. States 
and private companies are not important, because they are not really 
necessary. Communication always takes place between people and not 
between virtual, not real structures.

Local communities realy exist. States and companies exist only in the 
imagination. That's why I do not concern myself with it.

The need for worldwide communication exists in reality. It is a basic 
need of people to contact each other, share ideas and experiences. So, 
if we omit the foreign interests, eliminate their material bases by 
making them superfluous, our action spaces are wide open and freely 
accessible to go inside.

A summary.

In our considerations we need to make the focus to that what we want to 
achieve. We disolve all dogmas. If we want a world-wide communication 
for all people, then we should also make this the subject of our 
thinking. With side scenes, we need not concern ourselves.

Many greetings in solidarity, willi uebelherr
Jinotepe, Nicaragua

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