Open Source Ad-Hoc Network and Routing Protocols and Platforms

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= A list of open source ad-hoc network and routing protocols / platforms: Providing local information during an “internet kill switch”.

Maintained by http://openmesh.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/a-list-of-open-source-ad-hoc-network-and-routing-protocolsplatforms/


Directory

B.A.T.M.A.N – http://www.open-mesh.org/

Roofnet | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roofnet

GNUnet | https://gnunet.org/

Netsukuku | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsukuku

Open Mesh Project | http://www.openmeshproject.org/

OLPC Mesh Network | http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Mesh_Network_Details

Open source BGP | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Gateway_Protocol

Digitatas | https://sites.google.com/a/opensailing.net/digitata/

sMesh | http://www.smesh.org/

Coova | http://coova.org/

Babel | http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/babel/

SolarMESH | http://owl.eng.mcmaster.ca/~todd/SolarMESH/

WINGproject | http://www.wing-project.org/

Wiki list of mesh protocols: Wikimedia list of ad-hoc mesh protocols and packet routing

Even bigger list of ad-hoc routing protocols: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hoc_routing_protocol_list


Commercial projects:

Meraki ( google funded) | http://meraki.com/

Firetide | http://www.firetide.com/


Basic explanation – how this stuff works:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesh_networking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_mesh_network

Example of a working grassroots wireless community, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_Wireless_Metropolitan_Network