Testing protocol stack with OsmocomBB (cheap way)

Gianni Tedesco gianni at scaramanga.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 06:06:57 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-02 at 01:22 +0200, Drasko DRASKOVIC wrote:
> 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 ?

It's all on the mailing list and recent. Although I think Nico Golde's
SAP driver is the way this is going to go. So if you need SIM and don't
want to use the phone SIM, try that.


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