[Olsr-dev] does the current Debian olsrd.conf work with a mesh?
Thu Jun 28 18:49:56 CEST 2012
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
> 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
> >>>> as possible to connect to an existing mesh. Does the current
> >>>> connect to any existing widespread meshes? If so, I'll leave the
> >>>> LinkQuality settings the same. Otherwise, since I'm working a lot
> >>>> 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
> >>> (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
> > 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
> Is there documentation somewhere of how other people are
> assigning/generating IP addresses?
Funkfeuer does this AFTER people physically showed up and proofed their
(as we currently only use public ip-adresses in our mesh)
But this is an rare example, and does not mean an automatic join will not
be a great feature for other networks,.
Or that we in vienna could not add automatic assignment into an private
iprange for "guests".
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