[Cerowrt-devel] meraki gets bought for 1.2b today

dpreed at reed.com dpreed at reed.com
Mon Nov 19 21:08:42 EST 2012

Doing good is not a good way to get rich, sadly.  Mostly, I don't think they focus on mesh routing anymore - they sell "enterprise systems".
-----Original Message-----
From: "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 4:48pm
To: cerowrt-devel at lists.bufferbloat.net, "bloat" <bloat at lists.bufferbloat.net>
Subject: [Cerowrt-devel] meraki gets bought for 1.2b today


years ago I thought the srcRR routing protocol was quite innovative
(batman seems very similar) at layer 2...


Then they went commercial and kind of dark.

And they got bought today by cisco for 1.2B.


Sometimes, in trying to fix home routers, I think we aimed too low.

There is not a lot available on their current mesh routing
implementation, this is old: http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/roofnet/design/

And it does appear their stuff is almost entirely openwrt based.


Their most recent kernel in their tarball, is - which is
pretty current of the backports of the oldest stable kernel, which
makes me reasonably happy vs a vs CVEs. But I assume their ipv6
support is lousy, and they have bufferbloat issues.Anybody got any of
this gear?

Their dnsmasq is relatively current (2.63), as seems to be many of
their utilities that I checked. While their binary firmware is locked
down, they seem to do frequent updates, which also makes me happy.
(and staying current probably contributed to their market rise, IMHO)

They sure have a nice set of guis.

And meanwhile, the core bufferbloat, openwrt and cerowrt development
teams labor on, on no funding, fixing the next generation of

Some days, it's not worth getting up in the morning.

Dave Täht

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