[Olsr-dev] How to leverage OLSR to distribute a common node identifier?

ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) (spam-protected)
Fri Jun 17 21:08:59 CEST 2011

The nameservice plugin will write in every node in /etc/hosts the
mapping IPaddress/name of the other nodes running the plugin.

this is not ok ?


2011/6/17 Aaron Daubman <(spam-protected)>:
> Greetings,
> I'm looking for a way to distribute naming (but not exactly
> DNS/hostname info) among a set of nodes all participating in a OLSR
> mesh network.
> I've looked at the nameservice plugin, as well as the mdns and p2pd
> plugins, but these all seem to be much more heavy-weight or slightly
> different than what I'm intending to accomplish.
> My goal would be to allow a minimal ZeroConf/Bonjour like messaging
> (e.g. the way iChat sends out presence/nick-name information) among
> nodes in an OLSR network. Unlike some of the plugins listed above,
> there would be no HNA interfaces, as all nodes in the mesh would be
> direct OLSR participants.
> Am I missing an existing way to include something like a node name or
> ID in messages sent out by OLSR (e.g. include not just "my IP is", but
> also include "my nickname is" in HELLO messages).
> If this isn't currently possible, any pointers on where to start
> looking to add this capability? I had hoped to stay away from
> modifying OLSRd core functionality, but also don't want to be
> introducing any additional traffic into the network (e.g. via a new
> plugin sending it's own MYNAMEIS OLSR packets). It seems like if there
> is a way to hook the HELLO send/receipt functions this would be the
> best way to do this.
> Along those lines, are the OLSRd tables documented anywhere, and is
> there any current way to extend them? (e.g. if I want to store this
> NICKNAME info along with the node IP and other
> already-stored-in-some-table information?).
> Thanks again,
>     Aaron
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