[Olsr-users] Version compatibility

Ufo (spam-protected)
Mon Feb 1 02:24:14 CET 2016

Am 31.01.16 um 15:31 schrieb Henning Rogge:
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM, Dan O'Keeffe <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is it ok to have a network where nodes run different versions of olsrd (v1).
>> In particular, I have some nodes running olsrd 0.6.3, and some running
>> 0.9.1. Is this likely to work?
> There has been no on-wire protocol changes in Olsrd for ages... I
> think the last incompatible change was the integration of the ETX
> metric (something like version 0.4.x).

yes, that compatibility is very nice. so you can run slightly outdated
software on outdated hardware, and wait 10 years before upgrading
hardware :-)
within freifunk leipzig network we have f.i. several

* linksys wrt54g still with openwrt white russian
 *** olsr.org - 0.5.5 *** Build date: 2008-02-06 20:16:12 on wws-7

* nanostation (without M) with openwrt backfire
 *** olsr.org -  0.6.1-git_-hash_5a  Build date: 2010-12-06

* virtual machines with openwrt barrier breaker
*** olsr.org -

* newer devices with openwrt chaos calmer (and dd)
*** olsr.org - Build date: 2016-01-31

some years ago the common proposal was to have at least the gateway
nodes (with hna or vpn..) and backbone on a newer version

Freifunk Leipzig http://leipzig.freifunk.net

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