[Olsr-dev] ARP prevention!

Ferry Huberts (spam-protected)
Wed Aug 17 22:41:18 CEST 2011

On 08/17/2011 10:10 PM, Andrea Di Pasquale wrote:
> I think that a network must be secure, from any point of view.
> My propose is to have a integrity secure from any attacks for a protocol
> L3 with L2 together. (-:

network security must be dealt with at the proper network layer.
olsr is a layer 3 protocol, arp is a layer 1.5 protocol (between layer 1
and 2).

It is against proper architecture to let a lower layer use services from
a higher layer, these layers are defined this way for a very good reason.

olsr deals with the IP level and doesn't concern itself with arp at all
and for a very good reason.

arp is a single segment LAN protocol.
IP is a multi-network protocol.

(arp) security is good but you should solve it differently.

olsr is not the place to do this.

Ferry Huberts

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