[Olsr-dev] does the current Debian olsrd.conf work with a mesh?

Hans-Christoph Steiner (spam-protected)
Thu Jun 28 18:43:52 CEST 2012

On 06/28/2012 12:35 PM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
> (spam-protected)> wrote:
>> On 06/28/2012 12:28 AM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:40 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
>>> (spam-protected)> wrote:
>>>> I'm currently working on getting the olsrd package in Debian to as easy
>>>> as possible to connect to an existing mesh.  Does the current olsrd.conf
>>>> connect to any existing widespread meshes?  If so, I'll leave the
>>>> LinkQuality settings the same.  Otherwise, since I'm working a lot with
>>>> commotionwirless.net, I'd set up the default olsrd.conf to connect to
>>>> commotionwireless.net.
>>>> On a related note, it would be very nice to have a config file in
>>>> olsrd/files for each of the big mesh networks (funkfeuer, freifunk,
>>> regarding funkfeuer (and olsrd settings) defaults would just work fine,..
>>> (but imho connecting with just an olsrd.conf dound in an debian package
>> is
>>> not really a good idea)
>> Why is it not a good idea?
> because you (usually) need to have an unique ip address which got assigned
> to you (by the network you want to join) before starting your own olsrd.
> and as long as olsrd (or some plugin) does not handle this, (and mesh
> networks also use this feature!) no olsrd config alone can be enough.

That's something I've been scripting as well.  For Commotion, we're
currently using an IP prefix, (i.e. 10. or 172.29.), a netmask, and then
filling in the rest of the IP address using the last digits of the MAC
address.  That's in the current /usr/sbin/olsrd-adhoc-setup script that
is included in olsrd.git (in files/) and the olsrd Debian package svn trunk.

Is there documentation somewhere of how other people are
assigning/generating IP addresses?


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