[OLSR-users] how olsr manages broadcast
Tue Apr 3 17:56:03 CEST 2007
> Immagine that my statically configured IP addresses are in the subnet 192.168.30.0 (255.255.255.0)
> My question is: if a node broadcasts a packet (so dest IP=192.168.30.255) does the other nodes will forward the packet to all the nodes in the network?
no: broadcast packets MUST NOT be relayed to the same interface they
were received from
see rfc 922 for the rule and discussion here :
and here :
> -> I would like that this event didn't occur!
> How can I configure OLSR to avoid the flooding?
forwarding data packet is not an OLSRD task but an OS task (olsrd build
my 2€ cents
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