[Olsr-users] Inquiry about secure plugin of OLSR

Zack Genesis (spam-protected)
Wed May 11 17:01:36 CEST 2011

I see... I get your point there...
Other than the blackhole route method which might somehow block off unicast
Is there a way to convert unicast packets in to OLSR packet... maybe
something like encapsulate Non-olsr packet into olsr packet?
If it can be done... will the packet be block off by the secure plugin??

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Henning Rogge <
(spam-protected)> wrote:

> On Wed May 11 2011 16:46:01 Zack Genesis wrote:
> > I am currently ping to a direct neighbors...
> > Like you say it seem to reject OLSRd packet... as in the OLSRd routing
> > table it define the etx to that neighbor as INFINITE
> > Although it's INFINITE, I'm still able to ping that neighbor IP
> Yes... you could easily ping the neighbor even without running OLSRd at
> all,
> because its in ARP range. OLSRd cannot prevent this.
> Keep in mind OLSRd does only setup IP forwarding routes, it does not
> forward
> the traffic itself.
> > I was hoping to implement the secure in a way that under same SSID
> > I would have 2 different secure network. That devices under network 1 do
> > not communicate to devices under network 2... As they each have their own
> > secure password...
> >
> > Is there any ways to implement the secure plugin that allow me to do
> so???
> You might be able to do this by setting up a blackhole route for the mesh
> network, so that all unicast packets without an explicit OLSRd routes are
> not
> send at all.
> But this neither would prevent an 'attacker' from sending the packet
> anyways
> nor would it block multicast traffic from services like Zeroconf.
> Henning Rogge
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