[ovs-discuss] Wireless OVS

Raymond Burkholder ray at oneunified.net
Mon Sep 11 21:58:58 UTC 2017

On 09/11/17 16:20, S hj wrote:
> In MANET (mobile ad hoc networks), wireless nodes can communicate 
> together without any access points.
> Should I still consider hostapd for each wireless node in my simulation?

If you aren't running it, probably isn't needed.  I mention it only 
because you had used the word 'wireless'.  And there is a patch around 
for hostapd to talk properly to ovs.

> I only run OVS on each node; however, it seems that I have to configure 
> something to allow nodes to know about the mac address of each other

a quick google for 'manet arp' indicates something like:


So depending upon the devices you have, the bridging/repeater mode of 
your node(2) may have issues.

Maybe a manet mailing list might have an answer?

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