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

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meta-networking web subdirectory

Last commit: 4 days, 7 hours ago (master branch)


Maintenance Plan


The meta-networking layer depends upon:

Recipe name Version Description
adcli 0.9.2 Active Directory enrollment
aoetools 36 ATA over Ethernet Tools
arno-iptables-firewall 2.1.2 IPTables based firewall scripts
arptables 0.0.5+git Administration tool for arp packet filtering
atftp 0.8.0 Advanced TFTP server and client
autofs 5.1.8 Kernel based automounter for linux
autossh 1.4g autossh is a program to start a copy of ssh and monitor it, restarting it as necessary should it die or stop passing traffic
babeld 1.13.1 Babel is a loop-avoiding distance-vector routing protocol
bearssl 0.6+git BearSSL is an implementation of the SSL/TLS protocol (RFC 5246) written in C
blueman 2.3.5 Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager
bluepy 1.3.0+git Python interface to Bluetooth LE on Linux
bluez-tools git Bluez Tools
bmon 4.0 Portable Bandwidth Monitor and rate estimator
bridge-utils 1.7.1 Tools for ethernet bridging
cannelloni 1.1.0 a SocketCAN over Ethernet tunnel
celt051 The CELT codec is a compression algorithm for audio
chrony 4.5 Versatile implementation of the Network Time Protocol
cifs-utils 7.0 A a package of utilities for doing and managing mounts of the Linux CIFS filesystem.
cim-schema-docs 2.40.0 Common Information Model (CIM) Schema
cim-schema-exper 2.50.0 Common Information Model (CIM) Schema
cim-schema-final 2.40.0 Common Information Model (CIM) Schema
civetweb 1.16 Civetweb embedded web server
conntrack-tools 1.4.8 Connection tracking userspace tools for Linux
corosync 3.1.6 The Corosync Cluster Engine and Application Programming Interfaces
curlpp 0.8.1 C++ library for client-side URL transfers
dante 1.4.3 A free SOCKS server
daq 2.0.7 The dump DAQ test the various inline mode features
dhcp-relay 4.4.3p1 Internet Software Consortium DHCP Relay Agent
dibbler 1.0.1+1.0.2RC1+gita7c6cf58a88a510cb00841351e75030ce78d36bf Dibbler DHCPv6 client
dlm 4.2.0 dlm control daemon and tool
dnsmasq 2.90 Lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server
dovecot 2.3.21 Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server
drbd 9.2.1 Distributed block device driver for Linux
drbd-utils 9.27.0 Distributed block device driver for Linux
dropwatch 1.5.4 Dropwatch is a utility to diagnose where packets are getting dropped
ebtables 2.0.11 Filtering tool for a Linux-based bridging firewall
esmtp 1.2 User configurable send-only Mail Transfer Agent
ettercap A suite for man in the middle attacks
ez-ipupdate 3.0.11b7 daemon that sends updates when your IP changes
fetchmail 6.4.38 Fetchmail retrieves mail from remote mail servers and forwards it via SMTP
firewalld 1.3.2 Dynamic firewall daemon with a D-Bus interface
fping 5.2 sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts
freediameter 1.5.0+git An open source implementation of the diameter protocol
freeradius 3.2.3 High-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server
frr 10.0 BGP/OSPF/RIP routing daemon
fwknop 2.6.10 fwknop - Single Packet Authorization
geoip 1.6.12 C library for country/city/organization to IP address or hostname mapping
geoip-perl 1.51 GeoIP perl API library to access location database
geoipupdate 2.5.0 Crontab entry to provide weekly updates of the GeoIP free databases.
htpdate 1.3.7 HTTP based time synchronization tool
http-parser 2.9.4 HTTP request/response parser for C
ifenslave 2.14 Configure network interfaces for parallel routing
ifmetric 0.3 Set routing metrics for a network interface
iftop 1.0pre4 iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage
igmpproxy 0.3 simple dynamic multicast routing daemon that only uses IGMP signalling
ipcalc 1.0.3 Tool to assist in network address calculations for IPv4 and IPv6.
ippool 1.3 An IP address pool manager
ipset 7.21 Administration tool for IP sets
ipvsadm 1.31 Linux Virtual Server administration Utility
iscsi-initiator-utils 2.1.10 iSCSI daemon and utility programs
keepalived 2.2.8 High Availability monitor built upon LVS, VRRP and service pollers
kronosnet 1.24 Kronosnet, often referred to as knet, is a network abstraction layer designed for High Availability use cases, where redundancy, security, fault tolerance and fast fail-over are
lftp 4.9.2 LFTP is a sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface. It supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols
libcacard 2.8.1 This library provides emulation of smart cards to a virtual card reader running in a guest virtual machine.
libcoap 4.3.4 A C implementation of the Constrained Application Protocol
libconfuse 3.3 libConfuse is a configuration file parser library
libcpr 1.10.5 Curl for People - C++ Requests
libdaq 3.0.14 LibDAQ: The Data AcQuisition Library
libdnet 1.18.0 dumb networking library
libesmtp 1.1.0 SMTP client library
libexosip2 5.3.0 Extend the capability of the oSIP library
libiec61850 1.5.3 Open source iec61850 implementation
libldb 2.8.0 Hierarchical, reference counted memory pool system with destructors
libmaxminddb 1.4.3 C library for the MaxMind DB file format
libmemcached 1.0.7 open source C/C++ client library and tools for the memcached server
libmemcached 1.0.18 open source C/C++ client library and tools for the memcached server
libnetfilter-acct 1.0.3 libnetfilter_acct accounting infrastructure.
libnetfilter-conntrack 1.0.9 Netfilter connection tracking library
libnetfilter-cthelper 1.0.1 Netfilter connection tracking helper library
libnetfilter-cttimeout 1.0.1 Netfilter connection tracking timeout library
libnetfilter-log 1.0.2 Netfilter logging library
libnetfilter-queue 1.0.5 Netfilter packet queue access library
libnfnetlink 1.0.2 Low-level library for netfilter related kernel/userspace communication
libnftnl 1.2.6 Library for low-level interaction with nftables Netlink's API over libmnl
libosip2 5.3.1 The GNU oSIP library is an implementation of SIP - rfc3261
libowfat 0.32 reimplement libdjb
libtalloc 2.4.2 Hierarchical, reference counted memory pool system with destructors
libtdb 1.4.10 The tdb library
libtevent 0.16.1 Hierarchical, reference counted memory pool system with destructors
linux-atm 2.5.2 Drivers and tools to support ATM networking under Linux
lksctp-tools 1.0.19+git The Linux Kernel Stream Control Transmission Protocol (lksctp) project
lldpd 1.0.18 A 802.1ab implementation (LLDP) to help you locate neighbors of all your equipments
lowpan-tools 0.3.1+git Utilities for managing the Linux LoWPAN stack
macchanger 1.7.0 Tool to view/change network interface MAC addresses
mbedtls 3.6.0 Lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library
mbedtls 2.28.8 Lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library
mctp 1.1 Management Component Control Protocol utilities
mdio-netlink 1.3.1 A low-level debug tool for communicating with devices attached to an MDIO bus
mdio-tools 1.3.1 A low-level debug tool for communicating with devices attached to an MDIO bus
mdns 2200.120.24 Publishes & browses available services on a link according to the Zeroconf / Bonjour protocol
memcached 1.6.17 A high-performance memory object caching system
meta-networking-image-all 1.0 A console-only image that fully supports the target device hardware.
meta-networking-image-ptest 1.0 meta-networking ptest test image
meta-networking-image-ptest-all 1.0 Recipe to trigger execution of all meta-networking ptest images.
meta-networking-image-ptest-fast 1.0 Recipe to trigger execution of all fast meta-networking ptest images.
miniupnpd 2.1.20191006 Lightweight UPnP IGD daemon
mosquitto 2.0.18 Open source MQTT implementation
mtr 0.95 Combined traceroute and ping utility
nanomsg 1.2.1 nanomsg socket library
nbd 3.26.1 Network Block Device user-space tools (TCP version)
nbdkit 1.33.11 nbdkit is a toolkit for creating NBD servers.
ncftp 3.2.7 A sophisticated console ftp client
ncp 1.2.4 a fast file copy tool for LANs
ndisc6 1.0.8 This package includes some useful diagnostics tools for IPv6 networks, including ndisc6, rdisc6, tcptraceroute6 and traceroute6.
ndpi 4.2 A library for deep-packet inspection.
net-snmp 5.9.4 Various tools relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol
netcat 0.7.1 GNU Netcat
netcat-openbsd 1.195 OpenBSD Netcat
netcf 0.2.8+git netcf
netperf 2.7.0+git A networking benchmarking tool
netsniff-ng 0.6.8 Netsniff-ng is a fast zero-copy analyzer, pcap capturing and replaying tool
networkd-dispatcher 2.2.4 Dispatcher service for systemd-networkd connection status changes
networkmanager 1.48.0 NetworkManager is a program for providing detection and configuration for systems to automatically connect to networks.
networkmanager-fortisslvpn 1.4.0 Fortinet SSLVPN support for NetworkManager
networkmanager-openconnect 1.2.8 OpenConnect VPN client for NetworkManager
networkmanager-openvpn 1.11.0 NetworkManager-openvpn-plugin
nfacct 1.0.2 nfacct is the command line tool to create/retrieve/delete accounting objects
nftables 1.0.9 Netfilter Tables userspace utillites
nng 1.7.3 nanomsg-next-generation -- light-weight brokerless messaging
nngpp 1.3.0 C++ wrapper around the nanomsg NNG API
nopoll 0.4.6.b400 OpenSource WebSocket Toolkit
ntimed 0.0+git Network time synchronization software, NTPD replacement
ntopng 5.2.1 Web-based Traffic and Security Network Traffic Monitoring
ntp 4.2.8p18 Network Time Protocol daemon and utilities
ntpsec 1.2.2a The Network Time Protocol suite, refactored
nuttcp 8.2.2 network performance measurement tool
open-isns 0.102 iSNS daemon and utility programs
open-vm-tools 12.3.5 Tools to enhance VMWare guest integration and performance
open62541 1.3.8 open62541 is an implementation of OPC UA (OPC Unified Architecture)
openconnect 9.12 Open client for Cisco AnyConnect VPN
openflow 1.0+git OpenFlow communications protocol
openfortivpn 1.22.1 Client for PPP+SSL VPN tunnel services
openhpi 3.8.0 Hardware Platform Interface Library and Tools
openipmi 2.0.35 IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) library and tools
openl2tp 1.8 An L2TP client/server, designed for VPN use.
openlldp 1.1.1+git Open-LLDP
opensaf 5.22.01 OpenSAF is an open source implementation of the SAF AIS specification
openvpn 2.6.10 A full-featured SSL VPN solution via tun device.
ot-br-posix 0.3.0+git OpenThread Border Router
ot-daemon 0.1+git OpenThread Daemon is an OpenThread POSIX build mode that runs OpenThread as a service.
packagegroup-meta-networking 1.0 Meta-networking packagegroups
pgpool2 4.5.1 A language independent connection pool server for PostgreSQL.
phodav 3.0 phodav is a WebDav server implementation using libsoup (RFC 4918).
phytool 2+git PHY interface tool for Linux
pimd 2.3.2 pimd is a lightweight stand-alone PIM-SM v2 multicast routing daemon.
postfix 3.8.6 Postfix Mail Transport Agent
pptp-linux 1.10.0 Client for Microsoft PPTP VPNs
proftpd 1.3.7c Secure and configurable FTP server
ptpd 2.3.1 The PTP daemon (PTPd)
pure-ftpd 1.0.51 FTP Server with a strong focus on software security
python3-networkmanager 2.2 Easy communication with NetworkManager from Python
python3-scapy 2.5.0 Network scanning and manipulation tool
radiusclient-ng 0.5.6 RADIUS protocol client library
radvd 2.19 IPv6 router advertisement daemon
rdate 1.5 Tool for getting the date/time from a remote machine.
rdist 6.1.5 Remote file distribution client and server
rdma-core 51.0 Userspace support for InfiniBand/RDMA verbs
relayd 0.0.1+git Layer 3 relay daemon
restinio 0.6.13 Header-only C++14 library that gives you an embedded HTTP server
rp-pppoe 3.15 A user-mode PPPoE client and server suite for Linux
ruli 0.36 RULI stands for Resolver User Layer Interface It's a library built on top of an asynchronous DNS stub resolver
samba 4.19.6
sethdlc 1.18 set Linux HDLC packet radio modem driver port information
smcroute 2.5.7 Static Multicast Routing Daemon
sngrep 1.8.1 Ncurses SIP Messages flow viewer
snort 2.9.20 snort - a free lightweight network intrusion detection system for UNIX and Windows.
snort3 snort3
spice 0.15.2 Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments
spice-gtk 0.42 A Gtk client and libraries for SPICE remote desktop servers.
spice-guest-vdagent 0.22.1 Spice agent for Linux
spice-protocol 0.14.4 Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (protocol definition
squid 6.9 A fully-featured http proxy and web-cache daemon for Linux
sshpass 1.10 Non-interactive ssh password auth
ssmping 0.9.1 ssmping is a tool for checking whether one can receive SSM from a given host
ssmtp 2.64 extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub
strongswan 5.9.14 strongSwan is an OpenSource IPsec implementation
stunnel 5.72 Program for providing universal TLS/SSL tunneling service
system-config-printer 1.5.18 a graphical user interface that allows the user to change print settings
tayga 0.9.2
tcpdump 4.99.4 A sophisticated network protocol analyzer
tcpreplay 4.4.4 Use previously captured traffic to test network devices
tcpslice 1.7 tcpslice
tftp-hpa 5.2 Client for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
tgt 1.0.90 Linux SCSI target framework (tgt)
tinyproxy 1.11.1 Lightweight http(s) proxy daemon
tnftp 20230507 Enhanced NetBSD ftp client
traceroute 2.1.5 A new modern implementation of traceroute(8) utility for Linux systems
tsocks 1.8beta5 Libraries and wrapper for using a SOCKS proxy
tunctl 1.5 Tool for controlling the Linux TUN/TAP driver
udpcast 20230924 UDP broadcast file distribution and installation
uftp 5.0.3 Encrypted UDP based FTP with multicast
ufw 0.36.1 Uncomplicated Firewall
ulogd2 2.0.8+git Userspace logging daemon for netfilter/iptables
unbound 1.20.0 Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver
usbredir 0.14.0 usbredir libraries and utilities
usrsctp git This is a userland SCTP stack supporting FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
vblade 25 Virtual EtherDrive blade AoE target
vlan 1.9 VLAN provides vconfig utility
vnstat 2.6 vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s).
vpnc 0.5.3r550-2jnpr1 A client for the Cisco3000 VPN Concentrator
vsftpd 3.0.5 Very Secure FTP server
vsomeip 3.4.10 The implementation of SOME/IP
wavemon 0.9.5 wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application
weechat 4.0.4 Full-featured IRC plugin: multi-servers, proxy support, IPv6, SASL authentication, nicklist, DCC, and many other features
wireguard-module 1.0.20220627 WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN
wireguard-tools 1.0.20210914 WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN
wireshark 4.2.5 wireshark - a popular network protocol analyzer
wolfssl 5.7.0 wolfSSL Lightweight Embedded SSL/TLS Library
wpan-tools 0.9 Userspace tools for Linux IEEE 802.15.4 stack
wpantund 0.07.01+git wpantund, Userspace WPAN Network Daemon
xl2tpd 1.3.16 Xelerance version of the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) daemon
yp-tools 4.2.3 NIS client programs
yp-tools 2.14 NIS client programs
ypbind-mt 2.7.2 Multithreaded NIS bind service (ypbind-mt). ypbind-mt is a complete new implementation of a NIS binding daemon for Linux. It has the following features. Supports ypbind protocol V1 and V2. Uses threads for better response. Supports multiple domain bindings. Supports /var/yp/binding/* file for Linux libc 4/5 and glibc 2.x. Supports a list of known secure NIS server (/etc/yp.conf) Binds to the server which answered as first. This is the final IPv4-only version of ypbind-mt.
zeroconf 0.9 IPv4 link-local address allocator
znc 1.8.2 ZNC, an advanced IRC bouncer
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