Removed hardware support¶
Support for Meraki devices (MR12/16/62/66) has been removed for now because of severe problems (all devices were using the same MAC addresses). Support will return when the issues have been fixed.
Automatically restart respondd on failure (#863)
There have been many reports of respondd processes disappearing; the exact cause is unclear, but might be related to the batman-adv debugfs interface and/or out-of-memory conditions.
A new respondd initscript uses procd to automatically restart respondd when it dies.
Make autoupdater timeouts more robust (#987)
It was reported that wget processes sometimes hang indefinitely during the autoupdater manifest download. The autoupdater has been improved to ensure that wget can always be interrupted after a timeout.
This issue, together with the recent addition of lock files to ensure that only one instance of the autoupdater can run at a time, had caused the autoupdater to blocked completely by hanging processes in some cases (till a node was rebooted).
Fix regulation domain switching in ath10k (#1001)
Prevents use of too high transmission power in some cases.
Ensure that prefix6 in site.conf is always a /64 prefix (6b62e2f)
Other prefix lengths were never supported and don’t make sense in many places the prefix is used. Ensure that such configurations will not pass validation.
Default TX power on many Ubiquiti devices is too high, correct offsets are unknown (#94)
Reducing the TX power in the Advanced Settings is recommended.
The MAC address of the WAN interface is modified even when Mesh-on-WAN is disabled (#496)
This may lead to issues in environments where a fixed MAC address is expected (like VMware when promiscuous mode is disallowed).
Inconsistent respondd API (#522)
The current API is inconsistent and will be replaced eventually. The old API will still be supported for a while.