[Olsr-users] Inquiry about secure plugin of OLSR
Thu May 12 14:25:38 CEST 2011
Sorry to bother again...
A quick question... Regarding the secure plugin Key...
Other than Alphanumeric... Can the key or password be input by using
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Henning Rogge <
> On Wed May 11 2011 17:01:36 Zack Genesis wrote:
> > I see... I get your point there...
> > Other than the blackhole route method which might somehow block off
> > packet.
> > 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??
> I think you still misunderstand the purpose of the OLSRd daemon. Its a pure
> routing daemon that decides about forwarding rules to other nodes and tell
> kernel about it.
> It's neither designed nor able to handle unicast traffic of the network.
> reason an OLSRd mesh is pretty fast even on slow hardware is that the
> traffic of
> the network does not need to be transfered into userspace.
> The only thing I see what you could do is to write an OLSR plugin that
> controls your local firewall to block of unwanted packages. But even then
> attacker would just spoof his IP address.
> Using IPsec for unicast might be the better sollution.
> Henning Rogge
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