[Babel-users] Ahcpd update in OpenWrt (quick HOWTO)
kerneis at pps.jussieu.fr
Tue Jun 1 12:32:16 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 01:02:56PM +0200, Mitar wrote:
> > you discover that some part of your lab is not covered by your mesh
> > network, just take another Fonera, flash it with a customized image
> > (featuring babel and ahcpd in client mode), plug it near the dead
> > zone, and it works!
> Why in client mode and not in forwarding mode?
So that it can get an IP and be reachable via ssh for administration
purposes (we could allocate them a static IP with image builder too, but
I find it more convenient that way, for a small network). Notice that
an ahcp client also acts as a forwarder.
> > - you have to install ahcp (whereas every decent computer has a dhcp
> > client bundled),
> This is a good question. How to allow at the same time non-mesh
> clients to connect to the network and get IP with DHCP.
There is an experimental feature in ahcp (prefix delegation) which is
designed to solve this issue, but we didn't make anything useful with it
yet (our current focus is on diversity).
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