[Olsr-users] DSR protocol

Juliusz Chroboczek (spam-protected)
Wed Oct 14 21:35:40 CEST 2009

> I apologize for asking about another different subject, but I am
> having so many headaches to install the DSR-UU protocol. I would like
> to know if any of you knows about a forum of dsr or some page where
> I can get some help, because I wrote to the author of dsr-uu but no
> answer.

> Do you know any implementation of DSR that works in 2.6.x linux
> kernel?

Since nobody seems to have replied yet, I'll give it a shot, although
I'm by no means a specialist.

So-called ``reactive'' routing protocols, such as DSR and AODV, are
a pretty smart idea for some kinds of networks.

Unfortunately, they cannot be implemented using the normal ``routing
table'' paradigm -- they require reactive interactions between the
kernel and the routing daemon.  Rather then designing a mechanism for
such interactions, the authors of such routing protocols have been
putting their whole implementation in the kernel, which ties their
software to a single version of the kernel.

You're not likely to find any reactive routing protocol implementation
that works with a recent kernel.


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