[Olsr-dev] olsrd without link sensing

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Mon Jun 16 16:21:14 CEST 2008

Am Montag 16 Juni 2008 11:40:26 schrieb Giovanni Di Stasi:
> Hi,
> 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
> interfaces.
Do you have an URL to have a look at the code ?

> 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 neighbors?
No. I think without a link database olsrd would not send TCs with neighbors 
and do no routing calculation.


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