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From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Cc: Christoph Lohmann <>
Subject: [PATCH] Add a part in the website about how to setup a test network.
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:23:08 +0100	[thread overview]
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 website/index.txt | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 41 insertions(+)

diff --git a/website/index.txt b/website/index.txt
index 3ac44b6..2f5c539 100644
--- a/website/index.txt
+++ b/website/index.txt
@@ -85,6 +85,47 @@ Note: we don't support any case of short-addresses right now. This is a complica
 Of course we supporting broadcast frames via short-addresses but nothing more in 802.15.4 6LoWPAN.
 Only extended address handling is supported right now.
+Setup a 6LowPAN test network
+Let's assume you want to setup a 6lowpan test network of six nodes.
+# we need some Private Area Network ID
+# number of nodes
+# include the kernel module for a fake node, tell it to create six
+# nodes
+modprobe fakelb numlbs=$numnodes
+# initialize all the nodes
+for i in $(seq 0 $numnodes);
+	iwpan dev wpan${i} set pan_id 0xbeef
+	ip link wpan${i} name lowpan${i} type lowpan
+	ip link set wpan${i} up
+	ip link set lowpan${i} up
+Now let us send some data over our network:
+wireshark -kSl -i lowpan0 &
+# get the IPv6 address of lowpan1
+lowpan1addr="$(ip addr show lowpan1 | grep inet6 \
+	| sed 's,.*inet6 \([^/]*\).*,\1,')"
+# tell ping6 to ping the IPv6 address of lowpan1 and send it via
+# lowpan0
+ping6 ${lowpan1addr}%lowpan0
+Now watch wireshark and all the nice ICMP packets there.

             reply	other threads:[~2016-02-21 20:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-02-21 20:23 Christoph Lohmann [this message]
2016-02-22  8:27 ` [PATCH] Add a part in the website about how to setup a test network Alexander Aring

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