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Batman-adv 2020.2 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann about 1 month ago

Jul 6th, 2020. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the July 2020 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release drops the support for the end-of-life Linux kernel versions (<4.3). The B.A.T.M.A.N. V throughput detection for ethernet devices without auto-negotiation was enabled again to support more configurations out of the box. Most users will still require a manual setting via the throughput_override for such devices. The automatic removal of (empty) batadv mesh interfaces during a batctl meshif bat0 interface del .... was dropped. An explicit batctl meshif bat0 interface destroy is now required to remove the batadv interface. Also several 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:

https://downloads.open-mesh.org/batman/releases/batman-adv-2020.2/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (4.4 - 5.8)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • dropped support for kernels < 4.4
  • re-enabled link speed detection for interfaces without auto negotiation

batctl

  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • drop support for automatic destruction of empty meshifs
  • bugs squashed:
    • Fix parsing of radiotap headers on big endian systems

alfred

  • Rephrase names of server roles

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2020.1 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann 4 months ago

Apr 24th, 2020. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the April 2020 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release only contains bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2020.1/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.7)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix reference leaks in throughput_override sysfs file
    • fix reference leak in B.A.T.M.A.N. V OGM error handling
    • fix network coding random weighting

batctl

  • bugs squashed:
    • Fix error code on throughputmeter errors

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2020.0 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann 5 months ago

Mar 04th, 2020. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the March 2020 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release disables the (deprecated) sysfs support by default. The next milestone in this process is the removal of debugfs and sysfs support next year. The B.A.T.M.A.N. V code can now use the PHY transmission rates as another (fallback) source to calculate the expected throughput to specific neighbors. The alfred gps daemon gained support for the gpsd API 9 (libgps >= 3.20). Also several 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:

https://downloads.open-mesh.org/batman/releases/batman-adv-2020.0/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.6)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • use wifi tx rates as fallback for the B.A.T.M.A.N. V throughput estimation
  • disable deprecated sysfs support by default
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix crash during the scheduling of OGMs for removed interfaces

alfred

  • fix build against gpsd API 9.0

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2019.5 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann 8 months ago

Dec 12th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the December 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release only contains bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.5/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.5)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix DAT candidate selection on little endian systems

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2019.4 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann 10 months ago

Oct 25th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the October 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! The B.A.T.M.A.N. V implementation can now aggregate OGM2 messages into single messages before sending them out. As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.4/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.4)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • implement aggregation of OGM2 packets
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix length validation in netlink messages
    • fix out of buffer read when parsing aggregated packets
    • avoid race condition in OGM packet modification and submission

batctl

  • fix deprecation warning for option '-m'

alfred

  • fix build with musl

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2019.3 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann about 1 year ago

Aug 1th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the August 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! The multicast optimization got support for group-aware optimizations for multicast addresses of scope greater than link-local. batctl was adjusted to handle such information and packets in various subcommands. Also support for hardif (aka. slave/lower interface) specific settings was implemented. This required a change in how meshif and vlans are specified for subcommands. Instead of using "-m" for both meshif and vlans (and now hardifs), they were splitted into special subcommand prefixes:

  • meshif <netdev>
  • vlan <vdev>
  • meshif <netdev> vid <vid>
  • hardif <netdev>

To start a ping on bat2, following command should be used:

$ batctl meshif bat2 ping 02:ba:de:af:fe:01

As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.3/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.3)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • add routable multicast optimizations
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix duplicated OGMs on NETDEV_UP
    • fix dumping of multicast flags

batctl

  • add tcpdump support for MCAST TVLV, unicast fragments and coded packets
  • implement support for multicast RTR flags
  • avoid some kernel deprecation warning by using more generic netlink over sysfs
  • use type specific prefixes to select mesh interface or vlan instead of '-m'
  • add support for hardif specific settings

alfred

  • avoid some kernel deprecation warning by using more generic netlink over sysfs

Happy routing,

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

The B.A.T.M.A.N. project endorses Wireless Battle Mesh v12

Added by Simon Wunderlich about 1 year ago

The event aims to bring together people from across the globe who are interested in community networks, including wireless mesh network technologies, fiber infrastructure, Do-It-Yourself Internet Access Providers, and more generally how to create and maintain a thriving community of people involved in building their own networks.

We envision 7 days full of expert presentations, practical workshops, late-night hacking sessions, and fruitful discussions: whether you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, protocol developer, or have an interest in networking in general, come and join the event!

Thanks to generous sponsors, the Battlemesh is free of charge and open for all, and every year the local organization team strives to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.

This year, the event will take place from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th of July, 2019 in Saint-Denis (Paris), France. The event is locally organized.
Check out continuously updated information about the event at https://www.battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV12

The B.A.T.M.A.N. project endorses and supports “Wireless Battle of the Mesh – Building Community Networks for Fun and Non-Profit” not only for the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks, but for their contribution to digital freedom rights movement, empowerment of peoples tech/net/media competency and a free and open civil society.

The B.A.T.M.A.N. project will support the event by:

  • help to promote the event
  • numerous members of the B.A.T.M.A.N. community have already confirmed their attendance
  • help setting up the testbed for protocol testing
  • test our new algorithm B.A.T.M.A.N. V

If you are interested in coming join the event's Mailing List to stay up to date with the latest news.

Batman-adv 2019.2 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann about 1 year ago

May 23th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the May 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! To improve the overhead in networks with multicast listeners, adjustments for the multicast optimization were implemented which enable multicast-to-unicast conversion. batman-adv can now update the DAT entry timeouts on incoming ARP replies to reduce the broadcast overhead even further. The sysfs integration in batman-adv is now optional and can be turned off during the compilation. A system without the sysfs support also requires additional changes in batctl which are shipped now as part of this release. Also the deprecated debugfs log support in batctl was dropped together with the support of MAC-to-originator translation via debugfs. As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.2/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.2)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • implement multicast-to-unicast support for multiple targets
  • deprecate sysfs support and make it optional
  • refresh DAT entry timeouts on incoming ARP Replies
  • bugs squashed:
    • fix multicast tt/tvlv worker locking
    • drop roam tvlv handler when unregistering mesh interface

batctl

  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • add multicast_fanout setting subcommand
  • implement netlink based support for remaining sysfs-only features
  • drop support for deprecated log command support
  • remove non-netlink support for translating MAC addresses to originators

alfred

  • synchronization of batman-adv netlink header

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2019.1 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann over 1 year ago

Mar 28th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the March 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! The distributed hash table now parses DHCP packets to speed up the learning process of new IPv4 addresses. This should reduce the number of required ARP packets when a client just received a new IP address and then wants to start to transfer data via this router. Also batman-adv and batctl were modified to exchange configuration settings via generic netlink instead of sysfs. As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.1/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.1)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • implement meshif, hardif and vlan interface via netlink
  • snoop DHCP ACKs to improve DAT cache efficiency
  • bugs squashed:
    • avoid potential reference counter underflows and use-after free errors for several objects
    • fix GCC warning when B.A.T.M.A.N. V is build in but cfg80211 is not available
    • reject too small VLAN packets before they are processed further

batctl

  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • introduce support for batadv meshif, hardif and vlan configuration via netlink
  • replace multicast_mode with multicast_forceflood settings subcommand
  • add hop_penalty setting subcommand

alfred

  • synchronization of batman-adv netlink header

Happy routing,

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

Batman-adv 2019.0 released

Added by Sven Eckelmann over 1 year ago

Feb 1th, 2019. Today the B.A.T.M.A.N. team publishes the February 2019 update to batman-adv, batctl and alfred! This release decouples the tracing functionality from the (deprecated) debugfs functionality. Most of the netlink functionality now also reports inconsistency problems during the dumping of larger number of entries. As usual, this release also contains various bugfixes and code cleanups.

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-2019.0/

Thanks

Thanks to all people sending in patches:

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

batman-adv

  • support latest kernels (3.16 - 5.0)
  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • allow to enable debug tracing without full batman-adv debugfs support
  • enable inconsistency reporting for most netlink dump commands
  • bugs squashed:
    • avoid unnecessary kernel warning (panic) during detection of interface loops
    • work around incorrect ethernet header offset in transmit code path

batctl

  • coding style cleanups and refactoring
  • add gateway selection manpage section for B.A.T.M.A.N. V
  • bugs squashed:
    • re-integrate support for translation table unicast/multicast filter
    • avoid incorrect warning about turned off mesh interface when debugfs support is not enabled in batman-adv

Happy routing,

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

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