[Olsr-users] Broadcast Packets & Windows Routing

Aaron Kaplan (spam-protected)
Fri Feb 22 01:53:39 CET 2008


in general the windows port is not as well tested as the mipsel  
binaries - simply because not so many people use it.
So it might be that there are some bugs in the windows version. If  
so, let us know! Better still: tell us where you believe that you  
found a bug.

Coming to the broadcast question: that should work. olsrd  
communicates on port 698 and also uses broadcast packets. You might  
want to check the firewall rules however.

hope it helps.

On Feb 21, 2008, at 7:53 PM, Justin Krohn wrote:

> Hello,
>   I have to questions that I have not been able to find an answer  
> for.  I am attempting to use Freifunk based routers (running OLSR)  
> to create a mobile, ad-hoc vehicular network.  I am planning on  
> writing an application to run on the routers, but am concerned  
> about how to figure out what other systems running the software are  
> around.  Typically on LANs and WLANs I would just send out a  
> broadcast packet to a waiting piece of software on another computer  
> which would respond with information on what services the system  
> was running, but thus far all of my broadcasts have been filtered  
> by the OLSR daemon.  Is there a specific type of broadcast packet/ 
> method to get a broadcast message out to all nodes/clients?
>   Also, I have been doing some testing with the Windows OLSR daemon  
> available at http://download.berlin.freifunk.net/sven-ola/ 
> binaries/ , and while using it I have been able to easily connect/ 
> communicate with the various nodes in the mesh network, the  
> computer does not act as a multi-hop node, meaning that while it  
> will connect across multiple nodes to communicate with other nodes,  
> it does not allow other nodes to use it to communicate with other  
> nodes.
>   I am a relative newbie to OLSR, so if these questions are  
> exceedingly simple/stupid I apologize, and would appreciate any  
> help the mailing list can give. Thanks,
> Justin
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