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olsr support

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:49 am

Hello,


Are you going to support olsr in mikrotik?


http://www.olsr.org
 
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Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:39 am

Yes, please do. This would be a wonderful addition.

If you do, and it works well, I don't doubt that we will start ordering RBs by the hundreds, and quickly.

We really want a good mesh solution, and while MT works for that on a small scale already, support for a protocol like this would make life so much easier, and the meshes so much more scalable.

(oh, and 802.11 ad-hoc mode too, please)
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:27 am

Where do we stand with this issue…

I believe that an OLSR addition, at least in the routing-test package, is quite easy to implement.

Municipality networks that have hundreds or even over a thousand wifi backbone links are an opportunity! In those sort of networks backbone links are set by amateur individuals that have little or no knowledge of how to set links properly. As a result dynamic routing which calculates shortest path together with link quality is a MUST.

I must say that I participate in a network like this and I know first hand the need for such protocol is starting to push things away from Mikrotik. At this point we use BGP and in certain case a mixture of BGP and OSPF.
We bought last year a large number off (lics in the range of 100-150) and now we start to feel that if OLSR or a similar protocol is not integrated soon enough, it might be a good idea to move away…

The network includes a mixture of linux distros (some developed by our people) but the core at this point belongs to Mikrotik due to many reasons. Tests have been performed with OLSR and they shown that it is the protocol that might help us move the future of our network to a safer place…

Personally I believe that Mikrotik is a great software package (I own 3 lics and would buy another 3) and lots of value would be added to it if OLSR was included. :D

For those that are interested just out of curiosity and want to see the extent of our network, please visit the following links.

http://Wind.awmn.net
http://www.awmn.net
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:36 am

A MAC level mesh is in the works. Probably beta in two months.

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Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:18 am

A MAC level mesh is in the works. Probably beta in two months.

John
Sorry if it’s going to be a daft question… but can you explain the above?
What sort of method-protocol you are planning to use?

Give me a little inside info so I can break the news and do some reading just to get ourselves ready for it… :)
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:58 pm

It will be our own protocol. How it will work is considered a trade secret.

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Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:31 pm

The making of it can be a “secret” … But the works of it should be known so to operate it… Unless you promise this one is going to be THE brand new one of killer routing protocol.
Anyways… We here are very eager to try out this protocol rigorously when it comes out of your workshop…

I could settle just with the specs of it… … :roll:
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:22 am

A MAC level mesh is in the works. Probably beta in two months.

John
I'm all for a L2 mesh system, I will no doubt use it quite a bit.

But...

Additional L3 routing protocols, especially sophisticated ones like OLSR still have advantages. Sometimes RIP, OSPF, and BGP just aren't enough.

The new multi-instance BGP helps significantly, but I would still like to have OLSR, AODV, and others available. I'd really like IS-IS, but I doubt that will ever happen.

Multi-instance OSPF would be nice as well.

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:37 am

Its been more than a few months now - are we going to see this MAC level mesh sometime soon?
 
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:45 pm

OLSR monitors link quality which the other methods don't do. So this would make a mesh or other solution more reliable.
 
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Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:50 pm

Will be OLSR supported in 3.0 ? It's great load-balancing routing protocol for wireless networks.
 
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:13 am

RSTP already has means to monitor link quality.

We will come with our own better solution instead of OLSR.
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Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:51 am

RSTP already has means to monitor link quality.

We will come with our own better solution instead of OLSR.
Thank you for quick reply. We don't want bridging, but if there will be some solution like RSTP working as routing protocol it will be great. We are looking forward to it.

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