[Olsr-dev] reliable vs unreliable updates

Harald Geyer (spam-protected)
Fri Oct 30 21:12:02 CET 2009

> I read on the wikipedia page for OLSR that using reliable updates in
> wireless mesh networks is much more difficult to implement than in
> traditional protocols. Is this the main reason? Why is this?

Wireless mesh networks typically use broadcasting to excange topology
information. So how do you implement reliable updates while keeping
broadcasting the information? It sure is possible but it's not

The current focus on implementing reliable updates is to not have
reliable updates in the first place but have some mechanism to
detect LS database inconsistencies and then have some (non-broadcast?)


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