[olsr-dev] some Qs about exending the dyn_gw plugin

Jens Nachtigall (spam-protected)
Tue Nov 9 18:21:59 CET 2004

Hi Andreas,

> > So I would like to keep it simple. My config would look like
> > LoadPlugin "olsrd_dyn_gw.so.0.1"
> > {
> >     PlParam     "PingIP"   ""
> >     PlParam     "PingIP"   ""
> >     PlParam     "PingIP"   ""
> > }
> > ie an abritary number of IPs which should be pinged if a
> > with metric 0 can be found, in order to validate if the inet is
> > really reachable. That would do.
> But wouldn't adding theese IPs be just as much administrative work as
> adding networks? 

Not if olsrd is distributed in a firmware or package, if the maintainer 
provides a customized config. Howver, one can not provide a customized 
config for subnets.

> You could hardcode a couple of IPs

I thought of this, however, I am afraid people will simply rely upon 
these and it might result in many people pinging the same IPs 
frequently (these IPs might not like this, and block some people, 

> (or better yet -  
> hostnames) 

But then one does not test for internet connectivity but for internet 
connectivity _and_ a working DNS.

> Just submit the patch when you feel like the plugin is working in a
> satisfactionary way.

I'll do so.

Thanks so far,


PS Please don't CC to me, I am on the list ;-)
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