[Olsr-users] DSR protocol

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Fri Oct 16 11:37:34 CEST 2009

Am Wed October 14 2009 21:35:40 schrieb Juliusz Chroboczek:
> 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.
You could implement AODV and DSR by using a callback from the kernel that 
tells you if the kernel cannot route a package. This could trigger the route 
discovery and set the routes afterwards. No need to push the whole 
implementation into the kernel.

Henning Rogge

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