[Olsr-dev] Removing default route after program termination

Mitar (spam-protected)
Fri Oct 12 11:44:35 CEST 2007


On 10/11/07, Sven-Ola Tuecke <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> * Note: To ensure others have a useable default route, you cannot roll your
> own but refuse to HNA. Only works, if you do not forward IP traffic either.
> Which is useless until you are definitely an end point. These are your
> alternatives:

A little bit off topic probably, as this should go to the user mailing
list, but I understood that a mesh as a whole should only have one HNA
announced Internet connection as otherwise connection based protocols
(like SSH) do not work as OLSR could change the best route to the
Internet (and thus your Internet IP number), what would break

So it would not be good for a mesh that I announce (and everybody else
who have Internet connection and are connecting to the mesh) my
Internet connection. At least this is something we decided in our
mesh. Are we wrong?

In my case I am a laptop user which connects to the mesh through VPN
to do some testing/developing/just be connected to the mesh. But I do
not want to share my Internet connection because in many cases I would
not be allowed to (or even I would not like to share Internet of a
friend or university). I would also like to use as a default route
original Internet connection as I am also doing some other work and I
would not like to put load on a mesh unnecessary.

> a) Use other (OLSR-Announced) GW (default point to other mesh node)
> b) Offer GW to others (default points to your GW)
> c) Use policy routing to distinguish. Use Linux + RtTable and all is fine

Or just make sure OLSR does not delete a default route it has not added.


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