On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 04:17:10PM +1200, Brani Mead wrote:
I'm wondering if its theoretically possible to locate a device
physically on the network. The nodes may have some notion of distance between eachother
and therefore time, and therefore can compute the fastest route. However can any
information be gleaned or added that indicates which direction a node is in relation to
north south east or west on a map?
In the current implementation of batman-adv a node does not have any idea about its
location and about the direction the message is taking.
This should be somehow handled outside of the module. For example, using the
cellphone, you could get the location using the GPS and then exchange this
information (by means of Alfred?).
My challenge is to connect a local group of cellphones to a mesh but
to also be able to define which phones are to the east of a central point which to the
west, north and south.
At this point I'm not even sure if its possible.
So what you need has to be implemented outside, batman-adv cannot help with
..each of us alone is worth nothing..
Ernesto "Che" Guevara