[Olsr-dev] "Secure" Mesh networks

John Barrett (spam-protected)
Tue Feb 9 18:59:01 CET 2010

Henning Rogge wrote:
> Am Dienstag 09 Februar 2010 17:44:29 schrieb John Barrett:
>> The P2P portion is only at startup -- when a router first gets an update
>> burst from a new peer, it adds it to the table as unverified, and starts
>> the P2P process to verify the node certificate, and get the key
>> associated with the new node. After verification and key acquisition --
>> everything proceeds pretty much as the current secure plugin. If the P2P
>> verification fails, everything from the new peer is ignored (IP traffic,
>> olsrd updates, etc)
>> The P2P exchange CAN be carried on the olsrd bursts, but I'm thinking it
>> will be simpler in code to handle the P2P independent of the burst traffic.
> If I understand this correctly this would mean one "verification" packet for 
> each incoming TC (and one for the answer). This would make anything but very 
> small meshs to explode with traffic, because one TC triggers one verification 
> for each receiving node.
> Henning Rogge
huh ?? explode ?? The additional traffic generated is ONLY between 
one-hop nodes, and only happens ONCE when the nodes become visible to 
each other. (my assumption here is that some of the nodes will be mobile 
-- the one I'm installing in my truck certainly is !!)

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