[Battlemesh] LibreRouter

Gui Iribarren gui at altermundi.net
Thu Dec 15 18:52:23 CET 2016

On 15/12/16 18:37, willi uebelherr wrote:
> On 15/12/2016 07:24, Gui Iribarren wrote:
>> ...
>> I'm thinking out loud, that maybe with the librerouter we could set
>> something up, when we have deployed them in the real networks. We'll
>> have double-flash space, so we can put two firmwares (originally
>> intended for safe sysupgrading, but could be used for "testbed" and
>> "production" firmwares). Combining that with the hardware watchdog...
>> Anyway, will come back to this idea in a few months when we have the
>> prototypes.
> Dear Gui and all,
> i searched for LibreRouter.
> Librerouter/Librekernel
> https://github.com/Librerouter/Librekernel

totally unrelated

> LibreRouter
> https://www.f6s.com/librerouter

totally unrelated as well

> Open Router
> http://programafrida.net/en/archivos/project/router-libre
> LibreRouter project awarded FRIDA 2016 scale-up grant
> https://blog.altermundi.net/article/el-proyecto-librerouter-premios-frida/

these two are correct
as well as https://librerouter.org/

sorry for the confusion

re: benjamin regarding watchdog,
it's a PIC that every 5 minutes decides to reboot the board or not. If
it received a "ping" from userspace (simple bit up, bit down through a
gpio), it won't reboot. Then, there's a very simple script running in
userspace, sending that ping every 2 minutes for example. In case of a
kernel panic or similar, the watchdog will not get pinged and will
reboot the node.

There's already the userspace software in available in openwrt, thanks
to the implementation of such a watchdog in Open-Mesh routers.


> It seems to me a big confusion. I agree and understand to develop the
> router hardware itself. But from my experience in Latin America, also in
> Argentina, never i have found a real strong process for hw-development.
> And in Github Librerouter/Librekernel we find a large collection of
> anything. But the task for a router is to route the packets through.
> Therefore, the fisrst question is, based on what information we can
> route. then, we can ask us, what hardware we need.
> And the routers in our environment act mostly with radio
> interconnection. But here we can abstract from the concrete transmission
> technology and use a bidirectional connection to the transmitter device.
> For cable connection we can use it directly.
> This means, that in our space also the transmission technology stay in
> the center. And i think, there we have the biggest challenges. because
> if we look in the community networks reality, the lack of net-structure
> is the biggest lack for community networks.
> I don't understand this project.
> many greetings, willi
> Asuncion, Paraguay
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