[Olsr-dev] Ninux GSoC 2012, ideas on olsrd

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Mon Mar 19 13:05:29 CET 2012

On 03/19/2012 12:48 PM, ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) wrote:
> Hello,
> Ninux was accepted for GSoC 2012 and I will be mentoring at least one
> project on olsrd. We use it a lot, so the idea is to develop what is
> missing for the Ninux network. Of course I am here because we want to
> discuss our ideas with olsrd developers.
> here the list of stuff that we need. This things can be put in a
> single project or we can split, depending on how many students we have
> and their skills. Just we have to keep the Google rule: 1 student, 1
> indipendent project.
> 2) Plugin to use manually specified metric (as in OSPF) because we
> ended up that any automatic metric does not work in WiFi and we are
> just messing around with LinkQualityMult all the time.
> So, manual metric for links !
Could you explain what is not working with automatic metrics on WiFi? Or 
is it just that the CURRENT metric cannot handle your usecase well?

I think the easiest way to implement this feature would be a second 
parameter in the core that allows to SET (instead of multiply by factor) 
a link quality to a neighbor. I am still not sure this is a really good 

> 3) Permit by configuration to filter out some HNA advertised routes,
> so that these ones are not installed in the kernel routing table.

This would break the Mesh, because all other nodes rely on you to 
forward HNA traffic with this routes.

A solution might be to put the filtered HNAs into a different routing 
table, so you can apply these routes only for traffic incoming from the 
mesh interface(s).

> we are going to develop starting from stable git branch, because looks
> like the two branches master and stable are very different now.

The master branch will go (most likely) nowhere because I am working on 
a new codebase here (http://olsr.org/git/?p=framework.git;a=summary).

> Thanks for feedback. We can also discuss this stuff in Athens for who
> is there next week :)

I will be there for the whole 7 days of the Battlemesh.

Henning Rogge

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