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Batman-adv 2022.0 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann 4 months ago

Feb 3rd, 2022. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the February 2022 update to batman-adv! To improve the usability in containers, batman-adv can now be controlled and monitored via netlink in unprivileged containers. alfred got more flexible in the way it is handling interfaces. The batman-adv interface can now be changed at runtime and it can be started without any interfaces. Also several code cleanups are included in this version.

As the kernel module always depends on the Linux kernel it is compiled against, it does not make sense to provide binaries on our website. As usual, you will find the signed tarballs in our download section:

https://downloads.open-mesh.org/batman/releases/batman-adv-2022.0/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (4.9 - 5.17)
  • dropped support for kernels < 4.9
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • allow netlink usage in unprivileged containers
  • bugs squashed:
    • don't send link-local multicast to mcast routers

alfred

  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • allow changing of batman-adv interface at runtime
  • allow to start alfred without interfaces specified

Happy routing,

The B.A.T.M.A.N. team


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