[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [Battlemesh] Battlemesh v5 tests

andrew.lunn at ascom.com andrew.lunn at ascom.com
Fri Mar 9 14:09:26 CET 2012


> My question is about some kind of policy routing (setup by the
> administrator,
> not guessed by batman).
> 
> Consider the following topology:
> 
> 
>        l0     l1
>     A ---- B ==== C
>               l2
> 
> where --- is a single link (l0) and === are two links (l1 and l2).
> 
> Now imagine that the administator wants to dedicate the link l2 to the
> communication between B and C, for whatever reason.  It is fairly easy
> to set
> netfilter rules to that effect, for instance.

Hi Gabriel

Remember that BATMAN is a Layer 2 mesh, not layer 3. 

It would be possible to do what you want. Simply don't add the l2 interfaces to BATMAN, put IP addresses from a different subnet on the interfaces, and B and C can use the link l2 for themselves, and use the bat0 interface for access to the mesh subnet.

	Andrew 


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