[Olsr-dev] OLSR Basic Multicast Forwarding (BMF) plugin v1.5.2 released

Erik Tromp (spam-protected)
Mon Dec 17 16:26:19 CET 2007

Hi all,

A new version of the OLSR Basic Multicast Forwarding (BMF) plugin is

The Basic Multicast Forwarding Plugin floods IP-multicast and
IP-local-broadcast traffic over an OLSRD network. It uses the
Multi-Point Relays (MPRs) as identified by the OLSR protocol
to optimize the flooding of multicast and local broadcast packets
to all the nodes in the network. 

Here is the change log of version 1.5.2 with respect to the previous
version 1.5.1:

* Fixed a bug that would cause BMF to always send encapsulated
  broadcast packets twice --> thanks to Frank Renwick and
  Joseph Giovatto for finding this bug :-)

* Added the plugin parameters "BroadcastRetransmitCount" and
  "FanOutLimit"; thanks to Frank and Joe for the idea.

To build and use the plugin you need at least OLSRD version 0.4.10 .
BMF has been tested to build and run with OLSR version 0.4.10, 0.5.0, 0.5.3 
and 0.5.4 .

As always, the source package can be downloaded at:


Have fun with it!


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