[Freedombox-discuss] Freedombox Mesh Network Simulator

Stephen Michael Kellat skellat at fastmail.net
Wed Jun 20 17:43:08 UTC 2012

And for Rick's sake, here is a book located via WorldCat.org that might 
be useful in rounding up pre-existing mesh networking tech: 

Stephen Michael Kellat, MSLS
Erie Looking Productions

On 06/20/2012 10:12 AM, Dave Taht wrote:
> There are plenty of mesh protocols available - 802.11s, batman, olsr,
> and my own fav babel. 802.11s operates at layer 2, is limited to 32
> nodes, and has other issues, so I tend to ignore it. batman-adv is
> also layer too but much more flexible and interesting.
> But as for babel, I like it because it is a pure layer 3 protocol, it
> handles ipv6 and ipv4, and has a pluggable metric.
> http://babelweb.kerneis.info:8080/ shows a live babel based mesh network.
> as is http://carme.lab.bufferbloat.net:8080/
> (via this software.
>   http://www.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~kerneis/software/babelweb/
> setting up a babel mesh on ad-hoc is simple, this is the simplest
> possible demo... build and install babeld and ahcp on all nodes
> All connected nodes share the same ssid and channel. (for diversity
> routing just change the channel)
> On all nodes, disable Network manager and anything else that automates
> ip getting
> ifconfig wlan0 down
> iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc channel 1 essid babel # channel and essid
> are arbitrary. Some devices won't let you do that in one pass
> ifconfig wlan0 up
> babeld -D -z3 eth0 wlan0
> ifconfig wlan0 # for the first node
> ifconfig wlan0 # for the second node
> ifconfig wlan0 # etc
> You can use the same ip addresses for your ethernet addresses
> as life is figured out via the address/interface tuple. If you do
> that, you can do transparent failover from ethernet to wireless. If
> you don't, like on any routed network, you need to make sure your
> address ranges/netmask are disjoint
> ifconfig eth0 # for the first node
> ifconfig eth0 # for the second node
> ifconfig eth0 # etc
> Now, it's easier to just setup an ahcp server to hand out addresses,
> and use ahcp for setup, but that's too long to go into the margins
> here.
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Rick C. Hodgin<foxmuldrster at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> Matthias-Christian,
>> I appreciate your response.  If the research is available let's get it out
>> there and find the software and steps to setup mesh networks on FBX.
>> Best regards,
>> Rick C. Hodgin
>> On 06/20/2012 08:50 AM, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
>>> On 2012-06-20 14:23, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
>>>> The protocol will establish what information is necessary to maintain a
>>>> living, dynamic mesh, how to route packets, etc.  I will also work on
>>>> protocols for fixed placement FBXs (in a home, street lamp), as well as
>>>> roaming FBXs (carrying one on a backpack, bicycle, car).
>>> I don't fully understand what you are trying to do here and haven't
>>> looked at the software you created, but if you want to simulate wireless
>>> mesh networks, I found that ns-3 [1] works (I had to use it during a
>>> course on networks which included simulation wireless mesh networks and
>>> simple evaluations of routing algorithms), so I guess you don't have to
>>> write your own software.
>>> Regards,
>>> Matthias-Christian
>>> [1] http://www.nsnam.org/
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