Network association algorithm
wad at laptop.org
Wed May 2 14:17:27 EDT 2007
On May 2, 2007, at 2:10 PM, Javier Cardona wrote:
> Hi John, Dan,
>> 1. The XO finds an established MPP (w. DHCP), and uses it for
>> internet access.
>> 2. The XO finds an AP, and becomes an ad-hoc MPP (no DHCP)
>> 3. The XO finds an ad-hoc MPP (no DHCP), and uses it for internet
>> 4. The XO finds no AP nor MPP, and becomes a mesh node on channel 1
>> w. no internet access
> Some questions...
> 1. Is this algorithm using the MPP anycast address to discover the
> best MPP?
> 2. Is DHCP replacing the non-standard MPP requests used by mpp-utils?
No. DHCP is used for IP address assignment (and it does provide a
nameserver and gateway).
The non-standard MPP requests are still being used to find the optimum
nameserver and gateway, given a laptops current position in the mesh.
> I was contacted a while ago by Miguel Alvarez (miguel at laptop.org) who
> is looking for a more "standards compliant" mechanism to configure
> MPs. He suggested to replace the custom mppreqs with DNS-SD. Has he
> been part of these discussions?
I'll let Miguel answer that.
> Javier Cardona
> cozybit Inc.
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> e javier at cozybit.com
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