[Battlemesh] Gigabit switch/router openwrt with SFP (Netonix)

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 13:09:05 CEST 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Laurent GUERBY <laurent at guerby.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-04-19 at 22:15 +0200, Baptiste Jonglez wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 04:10:06PM +0200, Musti wrote:
>> > I am writing to you in search of an openwrt device using the switch
>> > functionality, ideally I need something like RB260GSP:
>> > http://routerboard.com/RB260GSP
>> >
>> > Requirements:
>> > - runs openwrt
>> > - gigabit switch with one SFP port
>> > - PoE in and out
>> > - gpio/uart somewhat exposed or on some pads
>> Have a look at Netonix, they make gigabit switches with PoE in/out, for
>> instance this one:
>>   https://www.netonix.com/wisp-switch/ws-6-mini.html
>> There are others with SFP ports, and you may be able to hack a PoE input,
>> for instance on this one:
>>   https://www.netonix.com/wisp-switch/ws-12-250-dc.html
>> Unfortunately, the hardware does not seem to be supported by OpenWRT.
> Hi,
> From Netonix forums:
> http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1505&p=11151&hilit=openwrt#p11151
> "We do not use glibc. Like most openwrt based firmwares we use uclibc."
> http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=487&p=3282&hilit=openwrt#p3282
> "We use Open-WRT but the switch core has it's own code provided by the
> manufacturer just like UBNT or any switch.
> The Open-WRT is just the UI and some modules that offload some protocol
> controls like LACP/RSTP and such but the switching itself is always
> handled inside core with it's own pre-loaded code."
> http://forum.netonix.com/viewtopic.php?t=425&p=2645
> "Please press Enter to activate this console. vtss_core: module license
> '(c) Vitesse Semiconductor Inc.' taints kernel.
> switch: 'Luton26' board detected"

"own pre-loaded code" means proprietary, with a tainted kernel.

Last time I had a look at a 24 ports switch running linux, I found
that Broadcom had some linux based boards, but I did not dig further.

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