Althea Development Update #69: Decentralization without compromises
Althea has taken the same base software ISPs use and applied some modern advancements. In short we've stacked our advantages and minimized our overhead to such a degree that we come out even with centralized ISP performance.
Althea Development Update #68: Time is relative for computers too
This issue got me thinking about the relativity of time on the routers. Our billing algorithm made the assumption that everyone did billing computations every 5 seconds, what would happen when that didn't hold true?
Althea Development Update #67: Chasing ghosts in the machine
Once you design a distributed system to handle any one point of failure you don't stop having failures, they just get more complicated and interconnected. Beta 3 is finally rolling out, after several
Althea is about building infrastructure
When we talk about Althea's design often the first question comes down to 'why home internet'. Why do we focus on home networks when what people really want is cell data, just cheaper?
Althea Development Update #66: New dashboard, exit redundancy
Althea now supports multihomed exits, meaning a single exit can be run across multiple datacenters and bridged into the mesh like any other alternate route. The other major change is the creation of a 'low balance' mode.
Althea Development Update #65: The Quantum Leap
we released payments and then immediately set about doubling the size of our test network. In doing so we had raised the bar for the quality of our features and interfaces.
Althea Development Update #64: Beta 1 rollout, UI improvements, New blog platform
Rolled out @AltheaOrg Beta 1 today in production. Members of the Clatskanie Co-op are loading up their routers with ethereum, which automatically pays my router for bandwidth. Exciting stuff! pic.twitter.com/uCUftWoDDG&
Outage report: 14-Jan–2019
Starting at 8pm Pacific time yesterday through 3am Pacific time today Althea’s exit servers were down.This is our first major (longer than a 15 minute) outage since June of 2018. The
Althea Development Update #63: Beta 1
Right now Beta 1 rc2 is churning it’s way through the build systemOnce this release passes QA in a couple of days we will have out first Althea build with feature complete
Althea Development Update #62: Free tier design and the life of a packet
Since our last update bandwidth payments have been making their way down the stabilization pipeline we’re going to roll out Alpha 12 to…
Metered Bandwidth on Althea
In this post I’m going to explain Althea’s billing system and how it provides more transparency, choice, and control than the traditional…
Althea Development Update #61: Testnet bandwidth payments
Althea Development Update #60: Teaching people to setup real gear
Globetrotting and training
Althea Development Update #59: Experiments in real world payments
Check out our new website Althea.org
Althea Development Update #58: Online Port toggling, more payments progress
Deborah and Jehan spent last week in Medellin Colombia helping to setup an Althea network there. You should read Deborah’s blog post about…
Althea Development Update #57: First transactions, DAO payments soon to follow
Althea Development Update #56: Network Organization support
Althea Development Update #55: Network organizer features
I’m very happy to say that since our last update we’ve had about 8 devices be put into real world use without any of the failures/crashes…
Althea Development Update #54: Better networking management, moving on deployments
What’s new in Alpha 8
Althea Development Update #53: Timelines and building rock solid software
I’m happy to say that we’ve brought on board 3 new developers since our last update. We’ve also expanded the marketing team to add some…