[Olsr-dev] algorithm to generate BSSID from SSID and channel
Fri Jun 29 21:11:17 CEST 2012
On Jun 29, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Teco Boot wrote:
> Op 29 jun. 2012, om 20:50 heeft Markus Kittenberger het volgende geschreven:
>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>> On Jun 29, 2012, at 2:34 PM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>>> On Jun 29, 2012, at 1:57 PM, Markus Kittenberger wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>>>> Here's our idea for a standard algorithm for generating a static BSSID
>>>> based on the SSID and the channel. Aaron suggested using the channel
>>>> directly in the BSSID to lower the risk of conflicts. Basically,
>>>> networks with the same BSSID on different channels will work,
>>>> yes but many devices will actually connect to each other on such a setup.
>>>> of course with quite bad reception as the channel is wrong,
>>>> (in the lab with afair some bulelts this worked up to an offset of 15mhz!)
>>>> -> use different BSSID
>>> Do you have a suggestion how to do this in an algorithm?
>>> just encode the channel into the bssid
>>> btw i just meant do not use the same bssid for different channels,..
>>> (which is what aaron suggested to avoid conflicts) and which you comemnted, with "basically it would work"
>>> so i felt it might be a good idea, to tell what kind of conflicts/issues you get with the same BSSID.
>>> this btw is also a reason to NOT use the same CA:FE BA:BE bssid for different channels
>> I'm confused. The proposal I sent already includes the channel in two bytes of the generated BSSID. Am I missing something?
>> sry for casuing another confusion,..
>> i was not commetning on your bssid proposal, but on the statement that using the same bssid on different channels would work,..
>> as yes it works, but not really as one would expect,..
>> as most people do not expect that one router on channel 1 can (quite well) exchange data with another router on channel 2
>> or will have an very high ETX link in olsrd to another router on channel 3,..
> Users expect that nodes with same SSID do communicate.
> I understand the bad link with neighbor channels.
> Define SSID "olsr-(channel)", then the BSSID hash. Everybody happy...
And when someone doesn't follow that rule, the system breaks. So we can automatically include the channel in the algorithm and users don't have to think about it, nor people defining the SSID.
We're pushing to make it common for people to make their own local meshes. For example, here's one scenario we are targetting: the Cairo protest organizers
- a roving group of people who work together with laptops and phones
- they work out of whatever space they can find
- they often move to different spaces
- they always use the same mesh id
- if they have internet at the space they are at, they share it via HNA
- if not, they still have the mesh between themselves, wherever they are
To make this work, we cannot reasonably expect people to follow technical rules when naming their SSID.
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