AW: TODO: OsmocomBB to continually iterate over all cells and dump SI

Andreas.Eversberg Andreas.Eversberg at
Thu Dec 23 09:31:49 UTC 2010

> Just to avoid any duplicate of work as well: most of this is already 
> done by cell_log (layer23/src/misc). It iterates over the whole
> and tries to get an Immediate Assignment by sending a RACH to every
> It stores SI1-4, GPS position and the TA in a logfile, and using the 
> gsmmap utility you can create a *.kml map of the calculated cell 
> positions for Google Earth.

> So what's missing is really only the PCAP support and a command line 
> switch to turn off the "active" scanning by sending no RACHs.

hi steve,

exactly. almost everything is already there. there are some things that
may need to be improved in my opinion:

- deactivating/activating the RACH request
- altering maximum distance (gps) moving off the position of last power
scan, before restarting scanning process.
- multiple radio support for faster scanning and deeper scanning while
- selecting between the generic text format and PCAP.
- option to wait some more time to receive more system informations than
the mandatory 1..4



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