[Battlemesh] Android wifi meshing

Ferry Huberts mailings at hupie.com
Fri Feb 26 23:08:42 CET 2016

On 26/02/16 21:55, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>> I was trying to get people's opinions on whether there is a robust and
>> reasonable current thread of work on bringing mesh networking onto the
>> Android platform.
> Android deliberately doesn't support ad-hoc (IBSS) mode:
>      https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=82
> and enabling the functionality requires fairly extensive surgery to the
> system, more than even a fairly technical user is willing to do.  So
> there's little motivation to do that.
> For what it's worth, Android runs a reasonable Linux kernel, so it's easy
> to port most layer 3 routing deamons to it; porting babeld took some 20
> minutes, and I'm pretty sure olsrd wouldn't be much more complicated.

olsrd (v1) supports Android, and in fact we have Jenkins build it on 
every commit :-)

> While it would be easy to package babeld into an installable "app",
> there's little point in doing that until the ad-hoc issue is fixed.
> Yeah, that sucks.
> -- Juliusz
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