[Openswan dev] ANNOUNCE: Openswan ported to the MIPS (Linksys WRT54g) platform

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri May 21 00:33:18 CEST 2004

Openswan ported to the MIPS (Linksys WRT54g and WRT54gs) platform

Openswan-2 has been ported to the MIPS platform. Code changes have been merged into
the last release, version 2.1.2. Some minor Makefile cleanups are still pending
to get merged in.

The port to the Linksys WRT54g AccessPoint uses the Openwrt development environment,
which in itself is based on "buildroot" environment of the uClibc project.

If you want to install Openswan on your Linksys WRT54g, follow these steps:

- On an Intel based machine, install the Openwrt buildroot .
- Compile the buildroot so you will build the openwrt-g-code.bin firmware image.
- update the firmwar using the Linksys administration interface, and provide the .bin
- telnet to the Linksys on
- run "firstboot"
- rm /etc/ipkg.conf
- cp /rom/etc/ipkg.conf /etc/
- add the following line to ipkg.conf:

src openswan ftp://ftp.openswan.org/openswan/binaries/openwrt/buildroot-20040509/ipkg/

- run "ipkg update"
- run "ipkg install mawk gmp openswan-module openswan"

Relevant links:


Many thanks to Hugh Redelmeier for his help.

Paul Wouters                    paul at xelerance.com              
Xelerance Corporation           http://www.xelerance.com
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