Batmand and batman advanced rely on underlining network transport technologies like WIFI for instance.
This page explains the interaction between them and batmand or batmand-adv.
Batmand and IBSS (also known as ad-hoc wifi networks)¶IBSS permit the connection of more than two devices together in a big IBSS network.
Let's say you have 3 devices A,B and C connected that way: A<->B<->C with:
- C being out of the range of A
- A and B being in range
- B and C being in range
- A,B,C having the same SSID (it's called BSSID in IBSS networks)
Batmand will simply route the packets from A to C.
Given the nature of IBSS networks, B doesn't need to have 2 wifi cards(one is enough), however A,B,C need to have the same BSSID.
Batman-adv¶Batman-adv can run on top of all ethernet-compatible networks, that means:
- wifi (station, ibss, master)
- layer 2 vpns