My sincere apologies!
I have gone through the whole setup once again today and now gate0 stays up and running on all client nodes, it was my iptables setup on middle client node that was forwarding nat-ted traffic onto ath1 instead of gate0. Sorry again. Now everything seems stable and nice. I am getting between 600-800KB/s TCP from gateway with 3 nodes which, I presume, is a nice figure, unless -exp offers something more?
I have gone by the advice and put all radios onto the same subnet. Now traceroute from one node onto another takes ages to do (with single-radio setup it was nice and showed me exactly what I was expecting) - I guess it has something to do with two interfaces with the same mask etc etc? Also doesn't this set-up hurt performance if the linux kernel sends packets with the same broadcast address down the first interface it finds, even though that interface might be the radio with worse connectivity than the second one? How should we handle this?
P.S. who do I complain to about vis not showing ALL my interfaces (dual-radio units) as distinct IP addresses and their connections to others but instead just takes the first interface on the subnet so instead of having 6 nodes on my diagram I only have 3 and each one has a host-hna attached to it (I'd rather not burden this list with mime attachments)?
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Axel Neumann Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 10:57 AM To: The list for a Better Approach To Mobile Ad-hoc Networking Subject: Re: AW: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] 0.3-beta-rv779 and rv780
On Dienstag 06 November 2007, Marek Lindner wrote:
The non-usual setup: you have different parts of your mesh operating in
different subnets you need an additional ip rule to make the nodes in
non-homed subnet reachable from a node which has no interface in that