[Olsr-users] OLSR v1, v2, and virtual interfaces

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Fri Sep 2 19:34:58 CEST 2016


what kind of virtual interface?

VLAN? Tunnel interface?

The first one should work well with Olsrd2, the second one can be a bit
tricky if the tunnel does not support multicast, but maybe this can be
fixed (by olsrd2 automatically detecting the endpoint address if available).


On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Adam Longwill <(spam-protected)>

> We have known for awhile at our organization that OLSR v1 does not like to
> use virtual interfaces.
> Does OLSR v2 support virtual interfaces better? Here is an example of the
> problem we are experiencing. On one of our test routers, we have OLSR
> running on the MESH interface ( and on a virtual ETHERMESH
> interface that is the same as the WAN interface ( While I
> can reach the ETHERMESH interface just fine from a connected computer with
> a proper static 100. address via Ethernet, nearby OLSR-enabled devices do
> not have the ETHERMESH IP address in their routing tables.
> [image: Inline image 1]
> Does OLSR V2 support announcing virtual interfaces better and is there a
> solution to this virtual interface problem for OLSR v1?
> Thank you!
> Check out our progress in Pittsburgh at www.pittmesh.net.
> Adam Longwill
> Executive Director
> Meta Mesh Wireless Communities
> 501(c)3 non-profit
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