[olsr-dev] IEEE mesh and OLSR

giuseppe (spam-protected)
Fri Oct 6 05:00:33 CEST 2006

Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:

>On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 11:10 +0900, giuseppe wrote:
>>Hey folks!
>>Did you hear that the new IEEE 802.11s and 802.16 are being introducing
>>a MAC
>>layer for mesh networks? It sounds like that the MAC layer will embed also
>Basically yes. But I don't know much more (and especially no tech
>details) .....
>>routing capabilities, in particular it will exploit characteristics of
>>both AODV and
>>OLSR. In this standardization scenario, is it still worth continuing
>>research on OLSR?
>Do you mean "research on algorithms usable for the routing
>problems" (having them on layer 2 or 3) or "development of the
>implementation on RFC3626"?
>For the first: 802.11s will have similar problems like OLSR, AODV and
>the bunch of other WLAN rotuing protocols. So yes, IMHO it makes sense.
>For the last: How far is the process?
>First you need a standard, second you need (working) layer 2
>implementations in products and then you have to deploy it into current
>The whole usually takes years and I have no idea how e.g. 802.11s could
>be deployed into e.g. the currently FunkFeuer network with ~80 nodes
>ATM. BTW you can forget all strategies/solutions which include, assume
>or need "update lots of nodes" (let alone "all nodes"), "reassign IP
>addresses" or similar since this is too much administrative hassle.
>Do you have a link to some introduction document to the above standards?
>	Bernd
Yes, I can give you this overview.

Giuseppe De Marco, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Communication Engineering
Faculty of Information Engineering
Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)
3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295
URL: http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/~demarco/ 

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