[OLSR-users] olsrd 0.4.8 first test

Ignacio García Pérez (spam-protected)
Thu Dec 30 13:28:16 CET 2004


Today I had to do a clean install of our main server, and I decided to try
0.4.8, and see how it works against a patched 0.4.5 which is installed in
the rest of the 20 nodes of the network. If everything works fine, I'll be
deploying 0.4.8 in the nodes too.

So far it seems to work fine. However, I have some questions that arised
during installation and setup:

1- I've noticed (and like) the new per-interface parameter configuration.
However, I'd like to specify some parameters for ALL interfaces and then
override these defaults for specific interfaces. Is this possible ?.

2- The interface setup code (ifnet.c) keeps rejecting point-to-point
interfaces (in my case ALL of them) because they don't have a broadcast
address, despite I'm specifying the broadcast address to use in the
configuration file. As I did in 0.4.5, I solved it by commenting out some
code in ifnet.c, but I feel it should be fixed by trying to get the
interface broadcast address ONLY when it has not been explicitly set in the
configuration file.

3- OLSRD seems to take the "main address" from the last interface specified
in the configuration file. In case one is interested in getting the main
address from one specific interface, I feel forcing the user to place that
interface last in the configuration file is not right. There should be a way
to tell olsrd which interface will provide the main address, and even if
this is not specified, taking the first interface would probably be more

4- Happy Christmas and happy new year to all!!! (mmm... not actually related
to 0.4.8 :-)



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