[Olsr-users] Configuration help for Mobile Linux Computers

ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) (spam-protected)
Thu Mar 25 13:02:18 CET 2010


I'm the author of the mDNS plugin.

With mDNS plugin your setup will not work. You need a OLSR router with
two interfaces, one speaking OLSR and another one speaking to the
laptops. If your laptop is at the same time the OLSR router, the mDNS
plugin does not have an Interface to push the mDNS traffic to.

I tried in the past to use your identical setup, using the loopback
Interface as NonOlsrInterface in the plugin configuration, but it did
not work because Avahi does not work at all with loopback interface.

I also tried a patched avahi that was supposed to enable the loopback
interface but I had no result :(

I never tried yet the p2p plugin, but being based on the mdns plugin,
I think it will not solve your problem.



2010/3/24 Reuben Caron <(spam-protected)>:
> Hello fellow OLSR users,
> I'm writing to seek your advice. I'm looking to deploy oslr on many linux
> based laptops. I'd like for them to be able to see multicast and mdns
> packets so they can take advantage of avahi services. All of these laptops
> have one network interface, eth0.
> I've read up on and have been attempting to use the bmf and mdns plugins
> with no success. I've also had no success building the p2pp plugin.
> Any advice on which version of olsrd I should be using, which plugins, and
> configuration file specifics would be greatly appreciated.
> Also if you feel this will never work, please do let me know.
> Regards,
> Reuben
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