Link Metrics for the Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Routing Protocol OLSRv2 - Rationale (RFC7185)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-11
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The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 1 (OLSRv1) [RFC3626] is a proactive routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) [RFC2501]. OLSRv1 finds the shortest, defined as minimum number of hops, routes from a router to all possible destinations.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Dearlove Request for Comments: 7185 BAE Systems ATC Category: Informational T. Clausen ISSN: 2070-1721 LIX, Ecole Polytechnique P. Jacquet Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs April 2014
Rationale for the Use of Link Metrics in the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)
The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) includes the ability to assign metrics to links and to use those metrics to allow routing by other than minimum hop count routes. This document provides a historic record of the rationale for, and design considerations behind, how link metrics were included in OLSRv2.
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