[Cerowrt-devel] DLEP [was: switching cerowrt to quagga-babeld issues]

L. Aaron Kaplan aaron at lo-res.org
Mon Jul 2 15:50:46 EDT 2012

Juliusz, remember that there are two approaches right now concernig DLEP:  CISCO and the rest of the world ;-)
nuff said ;)))

On Jul 2, 2012, at 7:13 PM, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:

>> I would like to point you towards a nice feature that Henning is
>> currently implementing: DLEP - a (mostly routing protocol independent)
>> framework for communicating settings and metrics between a radio and
>> a routing daemon.
> I reviewed an early draft of that.
> As I understand DLEP, it is a standardised way to implement the "thin
> access point" model that Cisco and friends are promoting -- a complex
> (and expensive) controller associated with a number of dumb APs.  This
> is a good way to enable mobility between APs with unmodified stations,
> it's a good way to make network administrators happy (centralised
> administration), and also a good way to make Cisco happy (since the
> controller can be sold for much, much more than an AP).
> Standardising the protocol that the controller uses to communicate with
> the APs is a worthy goal, but pretty much orthogonal to mesh networking
> research.
> -- Juliusz

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