[Olsr-dev] olsrd without link sensing

Giovanni Di Stasi (spam-protected)
Mon Jun 16 11:40:26 CEST 2008

I'm implementing a software for mesh routing and channel assignment.
The software consists of a component at layer 2 and a component at layer 3 
(olsrd). The component at layer 2 does the actual routing, manages the 
interfaces making olsrd believe that there is only one interface (whereas in 
fact, there are usually more). When olsrd send a broadcast message (a HELLO 
for instance), the component at layer 2 sends the message on all the 

Now, I'd like to move the link sensing mechanism from layer 3 to layer 2. In 
this way olsrd would send TC messages and HNA messages, and the component at 
layer 2 would send its own HELLO message. So, the problem is: can I 
completely disable the link sensing mechanism of olsrd (I can add that I 
don't mind about the MPR)?  Will olsrd continue to send the TC messages and 
HNA messages? Or do I have to inform olsrd somehow about the links and the 

Any suggestions is very appreciated,

Giovanni Di Stasi, Junior Researcher
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"
Via Claudio, 21 - 80125 Napoli - Italy

Phone:    +39 081 7683821
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