This layer is intended to be a central point for networking-related packages and configuration. It should be useful directly on top of oe-core and compliments meta-openembedded. It should be primarily useful to the following groups: - Anyone building a small networking device (eg. a home router / bridge / switch). - Anyone wanting to add network services to their device (eg. anything that might benefit from a small ftp/tftp server)

Git repository

git:// web repo


meta-networking web subdirectory

Last commit: 4 years, 6 months ago (daisy branch)


Maintenance Plan


The meta-networking layer depends upon:

Recipe name Version Description
accel-ppp 1.7.3+git ACCEL-PPP is a high performance VPN server application for linux
aoetools 34 ATA over Ethernet Tools
arptables 0.0.3-4 Administration tool for arp packet filtering
atftp 0.7.1+gitX Advanced TFTP server and client
autofs 5.0.7 Kernel based automounter for linux
barnyard2 1.8 Barnyard2 is a fork of the original barnyard project, designed specifically for Snort's new unified2 file format
bridge-utils 1.5 Tools for ethernet bridging
cifs-utils 5.9 A a package of utilities for doing and managing mounts of the Linux CIFS filesystem.
conntrack-tools 1.4.0 Connection tracking userspace tools for Linux
crda 1.1.3 Wireless Central Regulatory Domain Agent
curlpp 0.7.3 C++ library for client-side URL transfers
cyrus-sasl 2.1.26 Generic client/server library for SASL authentication
dnsmasq 2.68 Lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server
dovecot 2.2.10 Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server
ebtables 2.0.10-4 Filtering tool for a Linux-based bridging firewall
fetchmail 6.3.26 Fetchmail retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it via SMTP
fping 3.5 sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts
gnulib git The GNU portability library
iftop 1.0pre2 iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage
inetutils 1.9.1 The GNU inetutils are a collection of common networking utilities and servers including ftp, ftpd, rcp, rexec, rlogin, rlogind, rsh, rshd, syslog, syslogd, talk, talkd, telnet, telnetd, tftp, tftpd, and uucpd.
ipsec-tools 0.8.1 IPsec-Tools is a port of KAME's IPsec utilities to the Linux-2.6 IPsec implementation.
libdnet 1.12 dumb networking library
libmemcached 1.0.7 open source C/C++ client library and tools for the memcached server
libmemcached 1.0.15 open source C/C++ client library and tools for the memcached server
libmnl 1.0.3 Minimalistic user-space Netlink utility library
libnetfilter-conntrack 1.0.2 Netfilter connection tracking library
libnetfilter-cthelper 1.0.0 Netfilter connection tracking helper library
libnetfilter-cttimeout 1.0.0 Netfilter connection tracking timeout library
libnetfilter-log 1.0.1 Netfilter logging library
libnetfilter-queue 1.0.2 Netfilter packet queue access library
libnfnetlink 1.0.1 Low-level library for netfilter related kernel/userspace communication
lowpan-tools 0.3+gitX Utilities for managing the Linux LoWPAN stack
macchanger 1.5.0 Tool to view/change network interface MAC addresses
memcached 1.4.15 Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.
mtr 0.82 Combined traceroute and ping utility
ndisc6 1.0.2 This package includes some useful diagnostics tools for IPv6 networks, including ndisc6, rdisc6, tcptraceroute6 and traceroute6.
net-snmp 5.7.2 Various tools relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol
netcat 0.7.1 GNU Netcat
netcat-openbsd 1.105 OpenBSD Netcat
netcf 0.2.3+gitX netcf
netperf 2.6.0 A networking benchmarking tool
ntp 4.2.6p5 Network Time Protocol daemon and utilities
nuttcp 7.2.1 network performance measurement tool
openflow 1.0+gitX OpenFlow communications protocol
openflow 1.0 OpenFlow communications protocol
openvpn 2.1.3 A full-featured SSL VPN solution via tun device
pptp-linux 1.7.2 Client for Microsoft PPTP VPNs
proftpd 1.3.4b Secure and configurable FTP server
ptpd 2.3.0 The PTP daemon (PTPd)
pure-ftpd 1.0.36 FTP Server with a strong focus on software security
quagga 0.99.21 BGP/OSPF/RIP routing daemon
radvd 1.9.8 IPv6 router advertisement daemon
rp-pppoe 3.8 A user-mode PPPoE client and server suite for Linux
sethdlc 1.0 set Linux HDLC packet radio modem driver port information
snort snort - a free lightweight network intrusion detection system for UNIX and Windows.
strongswan 5.1.1 strongSwan is an OpenSource IPsec implementation
stunnel 4.56 Program for providing universal TLS/SSL tunneling service
tcpdump 4.3.0 A sophisticated network protocol analyzer
tcpreplay 3.4.4 Use previously captured traffic to test network devices
tftp-hpa 5.2 Client for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
traceroute 2.0.18 A new modern implementation of traceroute(8) utility for Linux systems
tunctl 1.5 Tool for controlling the Linux TUN/TAP driver
vblade 20 Virtual EtherDrive blade AoE target
vlan 1.9 VLAN provides vconfig utility
vpnc 0.5.3 A client for the Cisco3000 VPN Concentrator
vsftpd 3.0.0 Very Secure FTP server
xl2tpd git Xelerance version of the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) daemon
yp-tools 2.12 NIS Server and Tools
ypbind-mt 1.36 NIS Server and Tools
zeroconf 0.9 IPv4 link-local address allocator
znc 1.0+git ZNC, an advanced IRC bouncer