[OLSR-users] link quality / forcing hops

Andreas T√łnnesen (spam-protected)
Tue Apr 27 12:15:47 CEST 2004

The easy(but dirty) way to solve this is to just block the MAC address of
57 at 51(and vica verca - tough that's not actually neccesary).
iptables -A INPUT -m mac --mac-source MAC_ADDRESS -j DROP

As far as I can see there is no way to prevent this in OLSR without adding
link quality testing. That is if all OLSR messages get trough. If some 
are lost then hysteresis could be used - but you could still experience some
bursty connection... So I think the MAC blocking soultion is the 
simplest one!

- Andreas T

(spam-protected) wrote:

>I'm building a residential mesh network with Linkys Wrt54g + OpenWrt b2 + OLSR.
>All is working fine. But I have a problem. I would like to make some long links
>not very reliable done with hops. How can I force thoses hops ?
>I have not changed any parameters used to evaluate link quality ( mainly
>hysteresis parameters).
>You can see a map of my real configuration here :
>there is 3 points : 51, 54, 57. I thing link reliability for 51 to 57 would
>be the best if the link goes throw point 54. But OLSR protocol detect
>a sufficiant link quality so actual route do not contains 54 gateway.
>Can I change some parameters in Unik OLSRd.conf to achieve that goal ?
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Andreas T√łnnesen((spam-protected))
UniK University Graduation Center
University of Oslo

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