[lime-dev] autconfig/autobuild

Pau pau at dabax.net
Mon May 27 20:20:38 UTC 2013

I agree, the system should be 100% auto-configurable. So the user can
download a generic image, install it and enjoy it. This is the same
approach we are following in qMp.

I think, to achieve that, we should start defining a list of heuristics
to use, for instance:

- WiFi channel
- WiFi model
- IPv6/IPv4 addressing


On 27/05/13 22:07, NicoEchániz wrote:
> On 05/27/2013 04:00 PM, Gioacchino Mazzurco wrote:
>> In eigennet firmware we really didn't have a build system, so have an autconfig 
>> script inside the device make a lot of sense, but in libre-mesh we have lime-
>> build and chef, so were we put the limit between autobuild and autoconfig ?
>> Autoconfig works well on simple devices like picostation or nanostation, but on 
>> more complex setup like the black tplink is not the good approach, so i was 
>> thinking about completely moving to a build + profile system without or with 
>> minimal autoconfig script on the device
>> what do you think about that ?
> We actually use a complete auto-config system for the different router
> models we use.
> The chef is used to customize the final firmware if you need to, but if
> you just use a basic AlterMesh firmware without customizaton it will
> "just work".
> I believe auto-configuration is one of the important aspects of all this
> project. Maybe we can look a bit more into the auto-config approaches in
> the three existing firmwares and get ideas from all.
> AlterMesh auto configuration is this package:
> https://colectivo.altermundi.net/projects/altermesh-packages/repository/show/batmesh-autoconf
> And the auto-gw-mode:
> https://colectivo.altermundi.net/projects/altermesh-packages/repository/show/batman-adv-auto-gw-mode
> (guido did you push your last changes to the repo?)
> I believe that in our roadmap we should first check that the
> configuration for both network models (batman+bmx everywhere & bmx on
> border nodes) are known and tested, and then adapt our auto-config
> systems to create those configurations automatically.
> Is the work done by gui and gio on the manual config (done in Berlin)
> available somewhere?
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