[Olsr-users] Windows Network Disconnect Destroys Mesh

Ferry Huberts (spam-protected)
Mon Jun 13 20:45:59 CEST 2016


Can you please make a trace/tcpdump (on the olsr port) on the windows 
node AND on one of the Linux nodes when you crash the mesh?

On 13/06/16 20:30, Henning Rogge wrote:
> HI Ferry,
> I think we should get a tcpdump of this...
> if he manages to crash a current node with some "outdated windows
> olsr", anyone could do it. It would be a bug in the current code.
> Henning
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Ferry Huberts <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>> First try to upgrade all nodes to the same version.
>> The latest would be preferred.
>> On 13/06/16 18:31, Ray Berotsfield wrote:
>>> Hello all, this is my first post. I have a mesh network consisting of 7
>>> linux based computers and two Windows 7 based computers. All devices run
>>> OLSRd, the Linux machines run the latest release ( and the
>>> Windows machine runs an older release (0.5.6-r3). The Linux machines are
>>> configured to connect to the network and run OLSRd on boot. The Windows
>>> machine is configured to first connect to the ad-hoc network of the
>>> nearest neighbor and then run olsrd. When running, all devices work
>>> flawlessly, I can ping all other nodes without any issues and have
>>> tested many different Geospatial positions of the various nodes.
>>> However, there seems to be a serious vulnerability of the mesh
>>> concerning the Windows machine network disconnect button or shutdown.
>>> While the mesh is running, if I click on the network icon in the bottom
>>> right hand corner of the screen and click on the ad-hoc network and
>>> choose disconnect, the entire Mesh goes down. I cannot ping any other
>>> nodes from any devices on the mesh. To fix it I have to restart every
>>> single node. The same problem occurs when I shutdown a Windows machine
>>> by pressing the shutdown button in the Start menu. The only time I don't
>>> have those issue is if I unplug the windows machine without shutting
>>> down normally. Does anyone know what I should do to fix this or what the
>>> root of the problem may be?
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