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Fri Dec 16 16:26:16 CET 2016
On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Pau <pau at dabax.net> wrote:
> IMO there is not a single definition for mesh network. It depends on the
> context. For my understanding the definition from libremesh.org is quite
> correct in our context "Mesh networks are such networks where all
> participants (nodes) are able to route traffic from other participants".
> So all nodes are able to route. Thus IMO when we talk about mesh network
> we talk about layer 3 (or layer2 in case of Bat-adv), but not layer 1.
> Guifi.net is not a mesh network (or at least we do not define it as a
> mesh network), but a community network using mainly BGP/OLSR following a
> star topology. So there are SuperNodes (which are able to route) and
> standard nodes connected to some SuperNode (nodes not able to route
> packets from the main network). However inside Guifi.net there are some
> mesh clouds which are actually small mesh networks where all
> participants are able to route using some dynamic routing protocol.
You cannot be a true mesh if you don't use ad-hoc mode.
I agree you can do a mesh over client-AP, but this means some nodes
are more important than others, thus have more power in the network.
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