[OLSR-users] olsrd 0.4.8 first test
Thu Dec 30 13:51:05 CET 2004
Some quick answers:
> 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 ?.
At first(0.4.8-pre) the configuration was done by creating interface
config groups and tieing them to interfaces. But after some discussion it
was decided that it was all-over easier to just put the config directly
into the interface section(cut'n paste).
So it is not possible do set global interface variables.
> 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
> configuration file.
I'll look into that for 0.4.9!
> 3- OLSRD seems to take the "main address" from the last interface
> 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
> 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
This is because of the linked list structure that the interface
configuration is read into. The last becomes the first and the first
becomes the last :)
But it is no problem changing this - still I don't see that this is very
important to users. But I'll set it as default to the last interface in
the internal list for 0.4.9 and perhaps add a option for the configfile.
> 4- Happy Christmas and happy new year to all!!! (mmm... not actually
> to 0.4.8 :-)
Same to you :-)
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