[OLSR-users] Default routing question
Sat Mar 27 06:18:04 CET 2004
A most interesting project! My comments inline.
John Gorkos wrote:
> I have a project involving a large number of WRT54G routers running linux w/
> OLSR. Perhaps 1 in 10 of the routers will have a backhaul to the internet,
> the rest will use these internet connected routers as gateways. The kicker
> is this: I want to have a single configuration that works on all routers,
> regardless of whether they are internet-connected or not. Is this possible
> with the current OLSR imlpementation? From what I've been able to decipher,
> the OLSR daemon finds out from the configuration file whether or not it is a
> "default" router. I need to determine this dynamically, because I don't know
> yet which routers get an internet connection and which ones don't.
IMO you should create a startupscript that checks wether the node has a
internet route avalible. This check could easily be done inside the olsr
daemon - but IMO this is not olsrs job. Modularity! :)
> All told, the mesh will contain 50 routers initially, with about 50 more in
> six months. Is OLSR the right tool for the job?
What kind of mobillity do you expect to see? And what kind of density?
Anyways - to me this souds like a job for olsr. Olsr is very well suited
for dense ad-hoc networks.
Remember that you can tune the message-emission intervals to suit your
mobillity-degree. If mobillity is high the HELLO(and other) intervals
should be small.
I intend to implement a plugin that allows one to update theese values
Again - this will be a _very_ interesting real-life experiment! Keep us
updated on your work!! When do you expect to do this?
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