[OLSR-users] Securing the OLSR interface

Sven-Ola Tuecke (spam-protected)
Mon May 22 10:32:12 CEST 2006


security can be achived by end-to-end encryption. If someone else in your 
neighbourhood manage to connect to the ad-hoc network _and_ is able to setup 
the olsrd routing: Make an invitation party - your network is growing. More 
coverage. Larger range. This kind of "automatic" growth we are normally 
looking for ;-)

So forget about securing wifi. Secure your resources instead. Use firewall 
rules (as on the internet) for your private net and do some authentication 
for securing your resources, e.g. an inet gw or your private ftp.

LG Sven-Ola

"Vijay Kolaventy" <(spam-protected)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> Hi,
> I have just finished setting up a mesh with just three
> mesh routers. Everything is working fine. My only
> worry is security. The two main constraints are:
> 1. Is there something like WPA for Ad-Hoc networks?
> 2. How can I secure the OLSR Interface?
> I have been searching the net for some clue on setting
> up WPA or similar security for the Ad-Hoc network. So
> far I could not find any. All I did was to just
> disable the ssid broadcast.
> I atleast want to prevent users from connecting to the
> SSID be able to access the network. For example, the
> olsr interface has a IP address So if
> somebody sets to his laptop and connects
> to the wifi network he will be able to access the
> network. Somebody please let me know how to prevent
> this.
> Best regards
> Vijay
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