Testing protocol stack with OsmocomBB (cheap way)

Drasko DRASKOVIC drasko.draskovic at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 23:22:04 UTC 2011


On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Gianni Tedesco
<gianni at scaramanga.co.uk> wrote:
>> What troubles me the most is these kind of information that are
>> missing, for example :
>> - start this application first, then this one
>> - LOST message is OK
>> - there is no SIM simulated, and you can not do anything without SIM,
>> which is not supported on the master
>> - connect this to this to get logs in Wireshark
>> - etc...
>>
>> Some kind of a tutorial that would prevent every starter to get stuck.
>
> Sure. Although it is a goal of the project to bring awareness,
> knowledge, access to GSM to a wider audience, osmocom is still highly
> experimental software and that means that to do anything useful with it
> you are going to need to be very comfortable with figuring out these
> sorts of issues anyway. I mean, at this stage it's still very much for
> hackers who are ready to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.
Yes, this is basically my intention. But every beginning is hard ;).

> I must say,  I didn't even know of sylvains driver (non obvious branch
> name) or cell_log and had to write my own SIM access code to get going -
> it was a fun night :)

What do you consider by this, i.e. what was exactly that you did ?
Worked on the SIM controller driver or something else ?
Can I reuse this approach to get things moving ?

BR,
Drasko




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