On 03/30/2016 02:19 PM, Sven Eckelmann wrote:
It is not necessary to re-broadcast a received broadcast packet on the rx-device when it is a standard ethernet device. The link medium already takes care of transporting it to all participants in the broadcast domain.
The re-broadcast on other devices is still necessary to allow the broadcast packet to be received by devices which are using a different link medium.
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I don't think completely disabling the rebroadcast here without a way to enable it again is a viable option.
At least when using batman-adv over VPN tunnels, making batman-adv take care of establishing transitive connectivity may make sense, as batman-adv does this very well and without much configuration. This is actually the recommended setup for non-full-mesh setups using the VPN tool fastd (which is developed by me.)