[OLSR-users] no bridging, iptable entries

Bernd Petrovitsch (spam-protected)
Thu Jun 8 10:57:33 CEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 10:15 +0200, Joe Bush wrote:
> > > from/to the wlan interface to/from the internet, and it isn't allowing
> > > communication between WLAN and LAN. Is there something critical
> > > missing that the author of the page has overlooked, or is there
> > > something in my configuration that needs changing?
> >
> > Do you have IP adresses on all eth/wlan interfaces and configured olsrd
> > to use them?
> If I enable olsr o the ehternet ports I can then ping them from other
> ap's. This still doesn't allow me access to the internet
> unfortunately. (I thought it would too)
> I don't see the definitive necessity for running olsr on the ethernet
> ports, especially on the router itself. My ethernet printer and voip
> adapter aren't running olsr, so this solution isn't at all practical.
> It should be possible to run olsr only on the wireless interface, but
> somehow routing the traffic.

Then you probably want to look into configuring HNA.

> I am fairly new to olsr, although I have been reading about it's uses
> for a while now. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything explaining
> what type of subnetting, topology, etc that would be required in
> various scenarios.

No subnetting, only host routes are managed directly and every node may
announce per HNA other reachable networks - i.e. "rotues" (where you can
configure any net you want).

There is AFAIK no such documentation (unless you write one) since we
have normal and ordinary IP routing here - OLSR is only routing protocol
like RIP/RIPv2, OSPF, BGP4, etc., (only better suited for mobile stuff),
but the IP routing (theory) as such is 100% the same as with other IP
routing (be it with a daemon or statically routes).

> If you know of any site that might have such info, I'd appreciate a


> link. Otherwise, I'll keep looking. I'd really like to get olsr
> working nicely at home before I try to convince others to use it.

We can't help here since we don't know your exact network topology + IP
adresses etc.
And no, there is no magic "do what I want" feature ....

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