I am struggling with setting up a mesh network. It should be available
for users without batmand both on the lan interfaces and wan interfaces.
Surely I do have some misconceptions in my setup, but don't know where.
The nodes are wistron ca8 ones, with official OpenWrt Backfire
10.03.1-rc3 r22796 atheros.
I try to set up the following network topology:
- there is a /c subnet for batman nodes, 10.42.0.N/24
- there is a /c subnet on each node for non-batman users, 10.42.N.1/24
(dhcp runs there in force mode)
- there is a /c subnet on each node for lan (non-batman) 10.43.N.1/24
(dhcp runs there)
with only two nodes I have managed to handle all the traffic with the
following rules in firewall.user:
iptables -A forwarding_rule -s 10.42.N.0/24 -i ath0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A forwarding_rule -d 10.42.N.0/24 -o ath0 -j ACCEPT
But with three nodes in a linear topology user-A-B-C, the reject
firewall chain (basically the FORWARD chain) eats up the packets user->A
This is the same rule which rejects batman packets A->C which go through
B, and there are the gate interface which I do not understand, so while
the following rules seem to solve the problem at least for three nodes,
I have a feeling that I am not on the right path, and maybe on a way to
cause packet storms.
iptables -A forwarding_rule -d 10.42.0.0/24 ! -s 10.42.0.0/24 -i ath0 -o
ath0 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A forwarding_rule -s 10.42.0.0/24 ! -d 10.42.0.0/24 -o ath0 -i
ath0 -j ACCEPT
Can someone tell me what I have missed (or is it the right solution indeed?)