[Olsr-dev] Client Roaming Plugin

Markus Kittenberger (spam-protected)
Wed Jan 20 23:49:53 CET 2010


some weeks ago we (henning & me) were chatting about similar stuff,..

we had 2 approaches in mind afair

one with a a lightweight client app (with no need to have root privileges)
(the benefit of this would be to reuse olsrd linksensing, and imho easier  
switching to another "master")

and the second approach was very similar to yours.
we where also thinking to use hnas to announce the client

but hans introduce problems on handovers,.. (as they need some time to  

i think this is what u want to achieve/cure with "new olsrd" messages?

btw. does your plugin require a distinct interface or VAP or is your  
plugin capable of providing same functinoality on an alias ip of the adhoc  
interface (that olsrd is using aswell)?


Am 20.01.2010, 22:49 Uhr, schrieb Raphael <(spam-protected)>:

> Hi everybody
> I started developing a plugin that permits clients to connect to a
> network and maintain a connection, when they move between two
> different Accespoints. This means that Clients who dont have OLSRD
> running or use the Ad-Hoc wifi mode, can join a wireless Mesh Network.
> It is required that the OLSRD-Node has two wifi Interfaces, one that
> is Meshing and one in master-mode, on this interface, they all have
> the same IP-adress and give out ip-adresses via dhcp.
> Source is available on http://github.com/ralisi/olsrd_cl_roam
> I set up a wiki page (in German): http://wiki.freifunk.net/Client_Roaming
> So far it has only been tested on two fonera routers.
> I still have some issues with the update on routes because the nodes
> do not communicate directly.
> I need help with adding new olsrd messages so that changing routes is
> fast enough to maintain voip-connections.
> Please mail me as well if I failed to introduce this plugin's purpose
> or way how it works.
> //Raphael

lg Markus

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