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.
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