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Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:27 am

I am a Member of Freifunk Franken, we provide a Network for everyone to connect to and use for free.
In metropolian Areas we have for example wireless Point-to-Point Connections for our Network. (see https://monitoring.freifunk-franken.de/map)
In this Network we use the interior gateway protocol Babel for routing.

For now we use openWRT Routers for Routing and MikroTik for Wireless Point-to-Point Connections.
Since we really like to use MikroTik in our networks it would be cool to have Support for Babel in RouterOS so we can only use MikroTik Devices if we want to connect to LTE for example.

Now if we want Freifunk for example inside a car we need a (MikroTik) LTE Router and another openWRT Router for the connection to our Freifunk Network. Same with PTP Connections over Air.

It would be nice if we could have Babel inside MikroTik RouterOS if that is possible. What do you think about that?
 
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Re: Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:01 pm

No Statement from MikroTik?

As said it would help a lot of people if we don't need extra routers everywhere and just use a MikroTik instead.
 
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Re: Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:45 pm

As said it would help a lot of people if we don't need extra routers everywhere and just use a MikroTik instead.
Wouldn't it work as a docker container on RouterOS?
 
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Re: Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:09 pm

As said it would help a lot of people if we don't need extra routers everywhere and just use a MikroTik instead.
Wouldn't it work as a docker container on RouterOS?
How much is the ARM community paying you?? '-)
 
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Re: Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:44 pm

Wouldn't it work as a docker container on RouterOS?
How much is the ARM community paying you?? '-)
Not enough to buy you a RB5009 ;). But a lot of the LTE devices are ARM, and can't imagine the code need to use Babel etc is not that large/intensive.

Their is HWMPplus (e.g. Mikrotik own distance vector protocol) that I suppose could be updated to use Babel/RFC-8966 – but IMO vector protocols haven't panned out well... So a container allow experiments to see how Babel compares with other approaches & meet the OP's immediate need for at least some subset of Mikrotik devices.
 
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Re: Feature Request: Babel Support (for Freifunk Networks)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:43 pm

As said it would help a lot of people if we don't need extra routers everywhere and just use a MikroTik instead.
Wouldn't it work as a docker container on RouterOS?
Was my thought too, but 16mb of Flash are not much. Seems impossible with that low amount of Flash Memory. Or can you just download it to ram every time it boots up??

Also my LtAP mini is MIPSBE and not Arm sadly.

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