[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH] batman-adv: introduce "noflood" broadcast flood prevention option

Linus Lüssing linus.luessing at c0d3.blue
Sat Apr 27 04:53:02 CEST 2019


On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 04:38:49AM +0200, Linus Lüssing wrote:
> The desired behaviour in this case would be to let multicast packets pass
> unless they would be flooded. A firewall does not know which
> mechanism batman-adv would choose. Hence this option within
> batman-adv to create this desired behaviour.

Or in other words: I want to allow people to experiment with and use
multicast in a variety of undefined applications. But I don't want
them to break things for everyone else (which could happen with no
firewall rules, too many listeners and a broadcast flooding
fallback).


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