[CUWiN] N00b Question

Jef Green jefg at onshore.com
Thu Aug 2 13:19:57 CDT 2007


My name if Jef, and I am working with onShore Networks and the local West Town Chamber of Commerce to provide a free community wireless internet service to Chicago Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.  I have two Soekris kits here with CuWin/NetBSD installed.  Everything is running fine, but I have a few technical questions.  If this is the wrong list to post such questions, please cut me off short here.

The main thing I want to get sorted out is how to manually manage mesh connections from node to node.  Mainly I've had problems with other (brand name) nodes in the past allowing too many hops in a situation where a hop could be avoided - i.e. a node could have associated with a node closer to the root (core) node, but chose not to do so.  I'd like to know the best way of handling this manually when need be.  Blocking the node's MAC from associating through an ACL would be my first guess, but not quite sure how to implement this.  I'm a bit more familiar with Debian and the like-Linux variety, and not-so familiar with wireless mesh networking within Linux.  So between that, NetBSD and hsls/zebra/CuWin, etc. - I'm a little lost.  Perhaps there is an easy method that I'm missing, or whatnot.  The CuWin release we're using here has a broken web management interface - FYI.

I have a few other technical things I need to get worked out, but I'll wait for the response to this question.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time,

Jef Green
Level 2 Support
onShore Networks, LLC.

hotWire Internet!

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