Batman-adv 2017.1 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann almost 7 years ago

May 23th, 2017. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the May 2017 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release introduces some improvements for various corner cases of bridge loop avoidance. They especially avoid duplicated packets on an ethernet backbone when DAT is enabled. The maximum fragment size was reduced to the minimum allowed MTU for IPv6 to reduce the risk that an intermediate link cannot transport a fragment and has to drop it. Also minor bugfixes and 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:


Thanks to all people sending in patches:

and to all those that supported us with good advice or rigorous testing:


  • support latest kernels (3.2 - 4.12)
  • bridge loop avoidance improvements for various corner cases
  • reduction of maximum fragment size
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix rx packet/bytes stats on local DAT ARP reply

Happy routing,

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