Re: Hi, and embedded routers
Citeren Chris Aitken <email@example.com>:
> Interested in setting up embedded firewall/router/VPN gateways using
> EmDebian, and a Soekris board, or similar.
> I saw you guys at the LUDEX show in London, and that's what sparked the
So we did something useful there :-) Well I am going to try to help you as good
as I can.
> I have followed the thread about Debian router (compressed FS needs) from
> the Apr 2004 archives. I have read through the howto by Vadim, and also his
> shell script. It seems a good starting point.
Well I have no experience with that script, but I can provide you with some
> Vadim requires a statically linked busybox binary to use his script. Would
> the Sarge version of busybox-static fulfill this need, or would I have to
> take the source (either debian, or vanilla, and compile statically?)? I hope
> someone can advise on this issue.
Well the sarge version should work. I also made a emdebian package of the latest
busybox version you can find it in the download section on stag.mind.be.
> Also, if I chose not to use busbox, and hacked away at the thing myself, how
> would one start using emdebian. The embedded board would be running an i386
Well you could use the quickstartguide on my website. The only difference is
that you don't have to edit the cross-compile file. Just run dpkg-buildpackage
-b -Emdb when compiling (unless you want to use an optimized i386 toolchain or
are running debian on a non-i386 system). With the wrappers you can install
everything in a seperate dir, which you can share via NFS to boot your Soekris
There is only one problem. The installation of my tool package is quite hard.
Wookey should have a better one, but I don't know where to get it. For the
moment you also have to use it with dpkg-cross 1.14 (the 1.16 version is still
being tested for full emdebian functionality) Hopefully once all this is done we
can release a non-expirimental system and start building away packages.
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