[Olsr-dev] New OLSRd Plugin (derivative of olsrd_secure)

Saverio Proto (spam-protected)
Fri Dec 21 13:51:44 CET 2012


do you have your git branch published somewhere on the web  ?


2012/12/20 Will Hawkins <(spam-protected)>:
> Hello everyone!
> The Open Technology Institute has created a new plugin for OLSRd known
> as olsrd_mdp (Mesh Datagram Protocol [MDP] Secure OLSR). The plugin
> integrates OLSRd with Serval to create a mechanism for signing OLSR
> packets with a shared private key stored in a Serval keyring. This
> plugin is a derivative of the olsrd_secure plugin.
> Serval is a mesh networking project out of Australia
> (http://www.servalproject.org). One of their main products, serval-dna,
> includes a keyring that stores (and optionally locks) a set of
> public/private keypairs. olsrd_mdp takes a private key from Serval's key
> ring and uses it to sign OLSR packets.
> It differs from olsrd_secure in a few ways:
> 1. olsrd_mdp is configured with a key identifier. The key identifier
> allows the user to specify which keypair from the Serval keyring will
> sign packets.
> 2. olsrd_mdp allows for variable-length keys.
> 3. olsrd_mdp salts AND signs OLSR packets with a private key.
> We would really like to share this plugin with the OLSRd community. We
> developed the plugin in a branch off of master but the plugin requires
> Serval's serval-dna development kit to compile. This brings up two
> questions:
> 1. How do plugin makefiles alert the user that they need configuration
> to compile correctly? The necessary parameter is documented in the
> olsrd_mdp README file. Is there another better way to document this?
> 2. What is the best way to submit the plugin for review for possible
> inclusion? I did my best to follow OLSRd code standards while
> developing, but I'd appreciate your feedback in spotting the places
> where I inevitably messed up.
> Thanks for reading this rather long message. We are really excited about
> the possibility of sharing this plugin with the OLSRd community.
> Talk to you soon!
> Will
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