[OLSR-users] olsrd with 2 networks

Bernd Petrovitsch (spam-protected)
Wed Feb 8 15:06:23 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 14:08 +0100, Sven-Ola Tuecke wrote:
> a typical mesh network will need a default route, because there is an inet 
> gw. It's irrelevant what program configures the defroute. An untypical mesh 


> does may not need a default route - e.g. Routers in most AS (Autonomous 
> Systems) do not use such a thing AFAIK (which one of the connected network 
> is *default*!?)

Yes, a default route really makes only sense if the almost all of the
Internet (read: the whole internet except locally known networks) is on
one interface of the router.
And BTW since you mention ASs, then I conclude that you mean border
routers. And these are AFAIK (and IMHO in 100% of all cases) configured
by hand anyway which nets to announce, to accept and to route through.

> All network traffic destinned to adresseses not in the mesh will be routed 
> to default and discarded by a typical provider to /dev/null or (more badly) 
> to /var/log/intruders if you use non-inet IPs in your mesh. If you run your 
> ifaces with the correct netmask, a local device will ARP for a non-avail 
> station and put local traffic to the local /dev/null...

Ah, I didn't realize that.
Hooray, we a (almost) technical reason for configuring unclean/fishy

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