Feature #128

make batman-advanced a multicast-aware layer 2 switch

Added by Linus Lüssing about 13 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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So far, multicast destinations with mac-addresses 01:00:5E:xx:xx:xx (ipv4-multicast) and 33:33:xx:xx:xx:xx (ipv6-multicast) get broadcasted over the whole mesh network. Every node should be able to learn which hosts joined or left a multicast group by snooping on IGMP (for IPv4) and MLD (for IPv6). BATMAN-nodes should then be able to reduce the overall bandwidth created by multicasts as they could be directed to their destinations.



Updated by Linus Lüssing almost 13 years ago

Just adding a link to some first thoughts we had about multicasting in batman: More discussions welcome :).


Updated by Anonymous over 11 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Anonymous)
  • Category set to 2

Updated by Linus Lüssing over 11 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 70
  • Assignee set to Linus Lüssing

Updated by Simon Wunderlich almost 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

this is currently not beeing worked on.


Updated by Sven Eckelmann over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to 2014.2.0

Mark it fixed in 2014.2.0. But the second iteration of the multicast support (usable with bridges) is actually only available since 2016.3

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