B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced control and management tool
Why do I need batctl? B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced operates on layer 2 and thus all hosts participating in the virtual switch are completely transparent for all protocols above layer 2. Therefore the common diagnosis tools do not work as expected. To overcome these problems batctl was created. At the moment batctl contains ping, traceroute, tcpdump and interfaces to the kernel module settings.