BMX-routing project endorses "Mesh is in the air" - this year mesh up of the "Wireless Battle of the Mesh (WBMv11)" and "Wireless Community Weekend (WCW18)".
We keep the approach to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks and combine it with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the yearly Freifunk community get together. The mix becomes a global gathering of wifi tech experts, mesh developers and community networkers that join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain, learn and barbecue at c-base, Berlins famous hacker-space-station.
If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community activist, have an interest in wifi or dynamic routing protocols, you can't miss this event!
So check out our continuously updated information about the event at Wireless Meshup
The BattleMesh is free of charge and open for all, every year we strive to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.
This year the event will take place from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event is locally organized by Freifunk , Germany's community wireless network.
We endorse and support "Mesh is in the air" not only for the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks, but for their contribution to digital freedom rights movement, humanitarian aid, empowerment of peoples tech/net/media competency and a free and open civil society.BMX-routing team will support the event by:
- Promoting the event
- Inviting and hosting community activists during the event
- Presenting overview and insight on BMX7 advances, deployments, and experiences
- Introduce ongoing and upcoming projects
- Contribute to experimentation with hardware, test configuration and analysis
Looking forward to meet you....
BMX7 presentation during Freifunk-Berlin seminar in C-Base, Berlin, 8. 6. 2016
Title: "Secure and Decentralized Distance-Vector Routing with BMX7"
The slides cover an overview of BMX history, an introduction to Distance-Vector Routing, and BMX7 mechanisms for open, decentralized, and secure routing.
The full slides can be downloaded here: http://bmx6.net/documents/30
BMX7 presentation at Wireless Battle Mesh v9 in Porto/Portugal
Slides can be downloaded here http://bmx6.net/documents/29
On Tuesday 3rd May 2016, during the Battle of the Mesh v9, the Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) project was announced.
Citing its website, "The LEDE project is founded as a spin-off of the OpenWrt project and shares many of the same goals. We are building an embedded Linux distribution that makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers."
We wish huge success to the LEDE project and will consider it the new default OS environment for embedded devices running bmx6 and bmx7.
The "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" is an event that aims to bring
together people from across the globe to discuss and test advances, features and performance of different tools and technology for mesh networking!
Version 9 of the event will take place from 1st to 7th of May 2016 in Porto/Portugal
The BMX6 team endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v9 because of
the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless and community mesh
networking and foster the development of grass-roots DIY networks.
- report about advances of our protocol and it's usage in communities
- help to set up the protocol, test cases, and analyse measurement results
- coming to the event and convince others to do the same
Many other communities endorse and support the Wireless Battle of The
Mesh, an up to date list of the endorsers of the Battlemesh v9 can be
found at the main Battlemesh website: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV9 .
Paper on SEMTOR-security extensions for BMX6 (aka BMX7) published at 12th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2016) http://2016.wons-conference.org/program/
Title: Securely-Entrusted Multi-Topology Routing for Community Networks
Authors: Axel Neumann, Ester López, Leandro Navarro and Llorenç Cerdà-Alabern
Routing in open and decentralized networks relies on cooperation despite the participation of unknown nodes and node administrators pursuing heterogeneous trust and security goals. Living use cases for such environments are given by community-mesh networks due to their open structure and decentralized management and ownership. However, despite many active work in the field of routing security for mesh and MANET networks, practical solutions enabling a secured but decentralized trust management are still missing, leaving nowadays existing community networks vulnerable to various attacks and seriously challenged by the obligation to find consensus on the trustability of participants within an increasing user size and diversity. This work presents the design, implementation and analysis of a routing protocol that enables cryptographically secured negotiation and establishment of concurrent and individually-trusted routing topologies for infrastructure-less networks without relying on any central management.
Benchmarking results, based on our initial implementation and tested on real and very cheap (10 Euro, Linux SoC) embedded routers, quantify the scalability of our approach supporting networks with hundreds of nodes and despite being based on supposedly CPU-expensive asymmetric cryptography.
Keywords: Routing, trust, decentralized security, multi- topology, cooperation, mesh networks, community networks
A private version of the paper can be downloaded here: http://bmx6.net/documents/28
In this article we present the scalability, performance, and stability analysis of three proactive mesh routing protocols: BMX6, OLSR, and Babel
In recent years, we have witnessed the exponential growth of wireless community networks as a response to the clear necessity of Internet access for participation in society. For wireless mesh networks that can scale up to thousands of nodes, which are owned and managed in a decentralized way, it is imperative for their survival to provide the network with self-management mechanisms that reduce the requirements of human intervention and technological knowledge in the operation of a community network. In this paper, we focus on one important self-management mechanism, routing, and we study the scalability, performance, and stability of three proactive mesh routing protocols: BMX6, OLSR, and Babel. We study different metrics on an emulation framework and on the W-ILab.T testbed at iMinds, making the most of the two worlds. Emulation allows us to have more control over the topology and more systematically repeat the experiments, whereas a testbed provides a realistic wireless medium and more reliable measurements, especially in terms of interference and CPU consumption. Results show the relative merits, costs, and limitations of the three protocols.
Keywords: Mesh routing; Wireless community networks; BMX6; OSLR; Babel
A private version of the paper can be downloaded here: http://bmx6.net/documents/27
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