[OLSR-users] olsrd can't find the main address of an interface

Tommi Halonen (spam-protected)
Fri May 19 08:53:41 CEST 2006


just started working on olsrd and Nokia 770 device (Debian/ARM).
I got olsrd running on the device, where I've got a WLAN network set up
between a couple of those devices in an ad hoc mode. 

ifconfig lists interfaces "wlan0" and "wlan0:1", where the first one does
not have an IP address, but the latter does. In the olsrd.conf I only have
"wlan0" listed as one can't use "wlan0:1" (can't find the reference stating
this anymore, but hopefully I remember this right). When starting olsrd, it
prints (for wlan0) "Wireless interface detected" and "Could not get address
of interface - skipping it".

I tried to search the olsr.org and the archives of these mailing lists on
how to configure this kind of interface, but couldn't find any.
Unfortunately I'm novice both in olsrd and Linux, so I'm kind of stuck

For a reference, if I connect the device to a WLAN access point (in contrast
to an ad hoc network), the first interface (wlan0) gets an IP address. In
this situation olsrd starts up nicely. But I'm interested in the ad hoc
mode, so this doesn't help...

Any help or pointers to right place to start finding information is

Best regards,

Tommi Halonen

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