[Olsr-users] OLSRd Scailability

aaron (spam-protected)
Thu Jul 31 12:17:47 CEST 2008

Derek C wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm sure this has been discussed a lot before but I can't find out
> anything exact on the net.
> Is there a scalability "wall" with OLSRd?
> Apart from MESH issues with bandwidth supply and hops with single AdHoc
> radio cards is there other factors that limit the number of operational
> nodes like routing table propagation time & size ?
ad routing table sizes: well...
over here:

viviroof:~# ip route list | wc -l

olsrd used to run on this node for without problems:

[(spam-protected) ~]$ netstat -rn | wc -l

So, I don't see a problem why it can't deal with overly large routing

ad wifi links:
One very *serious* issue that you have to be very careful about in my
experience is:
you have to control the amount of free airspace that is available for
wifi packets.
Otherwise you get to many collisions in the air. And then your
throughput drops dramatically.


> thanks for any information
> Derek

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