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Section: Dissemination

OLSRv2 Standardization

The year is 2003, and the IETF has published OLSR as RFC3626....and you'd think that'd be the end of it.

Alas, in 2005, the IETF decided that time had come to advance OLSR from Experimental RFC onto Standards Track, and so, the Hipercom team once again swung into action and OLSRv2 saw the light of day. Based on the same algorithms and ideas as OLSR contained in RFC3626, OLSRv2 builds on the experience gained by a wide community from tests and deployments over the years since RFC3626, and features a more modular and extensible architecture, while being simpler and more efficient than its predecessor.

Standardization is progressing, and we're organizing annual Interop/Workshops, specifically for implementors of OLSRv2 and its constituent parts. In 2008, the OLSR Interop/Workshop was in Ottawa, and in 2009, the OLSR Interop/Wokshop will be in Vienna.

Additionally, we're happy to make available some OLSRv2 Protocol Suite Interop Tools on-line.

Being modular, by design, OLSRv2 is made up from a number of generalized building blocks, standardized independently and applicable also for other MANET protocols. Currently, RFC5148 - Jitter Considerations in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, RFC5444 - Generalized MANET Packet / Message Format and RFC5497 - Representing Multi-Value Time in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are published as RFCs, with the remaining constituent parts (NHDP and OLSRv2) being in the final phases of standardization.

As with OLSR (RFC3626), OLSRv2 is being edited by Thomas Clausen (Hipercom@LIX), with contributions from the rest of Hipercom, and from industrial and academic partners world-wide.

The implementation and experimental efforts are being lead by Ulrich Herberg (Hipercom@LIX).


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