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ian@0 2 Linux WAN Router Utilities Package
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ian@0 4 Version 2.2.1
ian@0 5 Mar 28, 2001
ian@0 6 Author: Nenad Corbic <ncorbic@sangoma.com>
ian@0 7 Copyright (c) 1995-2001 Sangoma Technologies Inc.
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ian@0 9
ian@0 11
ian@0 12 Wide Area Networks (WANs) are used to interconnect Local Area Networks (LANs)
ian@0 13 and/or stand-alone hosts over vast distances with data transfer rates
ian@0 14 significantly higher than those achievable with commonly used dial-up
ian@0 15 connections.
ian@0 16
ian@0 17 Usually an external device called `WAN router' sitting on your local network
ian@0 18 or connected to your machine's serial port provides physical connection to
ian@0 19 WAN. Although router's job may be as simple as taking your local network
ian@0 20 traffic, converting it to WAN format and piping it through the WAN link, these
ian@0 21 devices are notoriously expensive, with prices as much as 2 - 5 times higher
ian@0 22 then the price of a typical PC box.
ian@0 23
ian@0 24 Alternatively, considering robustness and multitasking capabilities of Linux,
ian@0 25 an internal router can be built (most routers use some sort of stripped down
ian@0 26 Unix-like operating system anyway). With a number of relatively inexpensive WAN
ian@0 27 interface cards available on the market, a perfectly usable router can be
ian@0 28 built for less than half a price of an external router. Yet a Linux box
ian@0 29 acting as a router can still be used for other purposes, such as fire-walling,
ian@0 30 running FTP, WWW or DNS server, etc.
ian@0 31
ian@0 32 This kernel module introduces the notion of a WAN Link Driver (WLD) to Linux
ian@0 33 operating system and provides generic hardware-independent services for such
ian@0 34 drivers. Why can existing Linux network device interface not be used for
ian@0 35 this purpose? Well, it can. However, there are a few key differences between
ian@0 36 a typical network interface (e.g. Ethernet) and a WAN link.
ian@0 37
ian@0 38 Many WAN protocols, such as X.25 and frame relay, allow for multiple logical
ian@0 39 connections (known as `virtual circuits' in X.25 terminology) over a single
ian@0 40 physical link. Each such virtual circuit may (and almost always does) lead
ian@0 41 to a different geographical location and, therefore, different network. As a
ian@0 42 result, it is the virtual circuit, not the physical link, that represents a
ian@0 43 route and, therefore, a network interface in Linux terms.
ian@0 44
ian@0 45 To further complicate things, virtual circuits are usually volatile in nature
ian@0 46 (excluding so called `permanent' virtual circuits or PVCs). With almost no
ian@0 47 time required to set up and tear down a virtual circuit, it is highly desirable
ian@0 48 to implement on-demand connections in order to minimize network charges. So
ian@0 49 unlike a typical network driver, the WAN driver must be able to handle multiple
ian@0 50 network interfaces and cope as multiple virtual circuits come into existence
ian@0 51 and go away dynamically.
ian@0 52
ian@0 53 Last, but not least, WAN configuration is much more complex than that of say
ian@0 54 Ethernet and may well amount to several dozens of parameters. Some of them
ian@0 55 are "link-wide" while others are virtual circuit-specific. The same holds
ian@0 56 true for WAN statistics which is by far more extensive and extremely useful
ian@0 57 when troubleshooting WAN connections. Extending the ifconfig utility to suit
ian@0 58 these needs may be possible, but does not seem quite reasonable. Therefore, a
ian@0 59 WAN configuration utility and corresponding application programmer's interface
ian@0 60 is needed for this purpose.
ian@0 61
ian@0 62 Most of these problems are taken care of by this module. Its goal is to
ian@0 63 provide a user with more-or-less standard look and feel for all WAN devices and
ian@0 64 assist a WAN device driver writer by providing common services, such as:
ian@0 65
ian@0 66 o User-level interface via /proc file system
ian@0 67 o Centralized configuration
ian@0 68 o Device management (setup, shutdown, etc.)
ian@0 69 o Network interface management (dynamic creation/destruction)
ian@0 70 o Protocol encapsulation/decapsulation
ian@0 71
ian@0 72 To ba able to use the Linux WAN Router you will also need a WAN Tools package
ian@0 73 available from
ian@0 74
ian@0 75 ftp.sangoma.com/pub/linux/current_wanpipe/wanpipe-X.Y.Z.tgz
ian@0 76
ian@0 77 where vX.Y.Z represent the wanpipe version number.
ian@0 78
ian@0 79 For technical questions and/or comments please e-mail to ncorbic@sangoma.com.
ian@0 80 For general inquiries please contact Sangoma Technologies Inc. by
ian@0 81
ian@0 82 Hotline: 1-800-388-2475 (USA and Canada, toll free)
ian@0 83 Phone: (905) 474-1990 ext: 106
ian@0 84 Fax: (905) 474-9223
ian@0 85 E-mail: dm@sangoma.com (David Mandelstam)
ian@0 86 WWW: http://www.sangoma.com
ian@0 87
ian@0 88
ian@0 90
ian@0 91 Please read the WanpipeForLinux.pdf manual on how to
ian@0 92 install the WANPIPE tools and drivers properly.
ian@0 93
ian@0 94
ian@0 95 After installing wanpipe package: /usr/local/wanrouter/doc.
ian@0 96 On the ftp.sangoma.com : /linux/current_wanpipe/doc
ian@0 97
ian@0 98
ian@0 100
ian@0 101 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
ian@0 102 the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
ian@0 103 Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
ian@0 104
ian@0 105 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
ian@0 106 ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
ian@0 107 FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
ian@0 108
ian@0 109 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
ian@0 110 this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass
ian@0 111 Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
ian@0 112
ian@0 113
ian@0 114
ian@0 116
ian@0 117 This product is based on the WANPIPE(tm) Multiprotocol WAN Router developed
ian@0 118 by Sangoma Technologies Inc. for Linux 2.0.x and 2.2.x. Success of the WANPIPE
ian@0 119 together with the next major release of Linux kernel in summer 1996 commanded
ian@0 120 adequate changes to the WANPIPE code to take full advantage of new Linux
ian@0 121 features.
ian@0 122
ian@0 123 Instead of continuing developing proprietary interface tied to Sangoma WAN
ian@0 124 cards, we decided to separate all hardware-independent code into a separate
ian@0 125 module and defined two levels of interfaces - one for user-level applications
ian@0 126 and another for kernel-level WAN drivers. WANPIPE is now implemented as a
ian@0 127 WAN driver compliant with the WAN Link Driver interface. Also a general
ian@0 128 purpose WAN configuration utility and a set of shell scripts was developed to
ian@0 129 support WAN router at the user level.
ian@0 130
ian@0 131 Many useful ideas concerning hardware-independent interface implementation
ian@0 132 were given by Mike McLagan <mike.mclagan@linux.org> and his implementation
ian@0 133 of the Frame Relay router and drivers for Sangoma cards (dlci/sdla).
ian@0 134
ian@0 135 With the new implementation of the APIs being incorporated into the WANPIPE,
ian@0 136 a special thank goes to Alan Cox in providing insight into BSD sockets.
ian@0 137
ian@0 138 Special thanks to all the WANPIPE users who performed field-testing, reported
ian@0 139 bugs and made valuable comments and suggestions that help us to improve this
ian@0 140 product.
ian@0 141
ian@0 142
ian@0 143
ian@0 145
ian@0 146 o Updated the WANCFG utility
ian@0 147 Calls the pppconfig to configure the PPPD
ian@0 148 for async connections.
ian@0 149
ian@0 150 o Added the PPPCONFIG utility
ian@0 151 Used to configure the PPPD dameon for the
ian@0 152 WANPIPE Async PPP and standard serial port.
ian@0 153 The wancfg calls the pppconfig to configure
ian@0 154 the pppd.
ian@0 155
ian@0 156 o Fixed the PCI autodetect feature.
ian@0 157 The SLOT 0 was used as an autodetect option
ian@0 158 however, some high end PC's slot numbers start
ian@0 159 from 0.
ian@0 160
ian@0 161 o This release has been tested with the new backupd
ian@0 162 daemon release.
ian@0 163
ian@0 164
ian@0 166
ian@0 167 /etc: (or user defined)
ian@0 168 wanpipe1.conf default router configuration file
ian@0 169
ian@0 170 /lib/modules/X.Y.Z/misc:
ian@0 171 wanrouter.o router kernel loadable module
ian@0 172 af_wanpipe.o wanpipe api socket module
ian@0 173
ian@0 174 /lib/modules/X.Y.Z/net:
ian@0 175 sdladrv.o Sangoma SDLA support module
ian@0 176 wanpipe.o Sangoma WANPIPE(tm) driver module
ian@0 177
ian@0 178 /proc/net/wanrouter
ian@0 179 Config reads current router configuration
ian@0 180 Status reads current router status
ian@0 181 {name} reads WAN driver statistics
ian@0 182
ian@0 183 /usr/sbin:
ian@0 184 wanrouter wanrouter start-up script
ian@0 185 wanconfig wanrouter configuration utility
ian@0 186 sdladump WANPIPE adapter memory dump utility
ian@0 187 fpipemon Monitor for Frame Relay
ian@0 188 cpipemon Monitor for Cisco HDLC
ian@0 189 ppipemon Monitor for PPP
ian@0 190 xpipemon Monitor for X25
ian@0 191 wpkbdmon WANPIPE keyboard led monitor/debugger
ian@0 192
ian@0 193 /usr/local/wanrouter:
ian@0 194 README this file
ian@0 195 COPYING GNU General Public License
ian@0 196 Setup installation script
ian@0 197 Filelist distribution definition file
ian@0 198 wanrouter.rc meta-configuration file
ian@0 199 (used by the Setup and wanrouter script)
ian@0 200
ian@0 201 /usr/local/wanrouter/doc:
ian@0 202 wanpipeForLinux.pdf WAN Router User's Manual
ian@0 203
ian@0 204 /usr/local/wanrouter/patches:
ian@0 205 wanrouter-v2213.gz patch for Linux kernels 2.2.11 up to 2.2.13.
ian@0 206 wanrouter-v2214.gz patch for Linux kernel 2.2.14.
ian@0 207 wanrouter-v2215.gz patch for Linux kernels 2.2.15 to 2.2.17.
ian@0 208 wanrouter-v2218.gz patch for Linux kernels 2.2.18 and up.
ian@0 209 wanrouter-v240.gz patch for Linux kernel 2.4.0.
ian@0 210 wanrouter-v242.gz patch for Linux kernel 2.4.2 and up.
ian@0 211 wanrouter-v2034.gz patch for Linux kernel 2.0.34
ian@0 212 wanrouter-v2036.gz patch for Linux kernel 2.0.36 and up.
ian@0 213
ian@0 214 /usr/local/wanrouter/patches/kdrivers:
ian@0 215 Sources of the latest WANPIPE device drivers.
ian@0 216 These are used to UPGRADE the linux kernel to the newest
ian@0 217 version if the kernel source has already been pathced with
ian@0 218 WANPIPE drivers.
ian@0 219
ian@0 220 /usr/local/wanrouter/samples:
ian@0 221 interface sample interface configuration file
ian@0 222 wanpipe1.cpri CHDLC primary port
ian@0 223 wanpipe2.csec CHDLC secondary port
ian@0 224 wanpipe1.fr Frame Relay protocol
ian@0 225 wanpipe1.ppp PPP protocol )
ian@0 226 wanpipe1.asy CHDLC ASYNC protocol
ian@0 227 wanpipe1.x25 X25 protocol
ian@0 228 wanpipe1.stty Sync TTY driver (Used by Kernel PPPD daemon)
ian@0 229 wanpipe1.atty Async TTY driver (Used by Kernel PPPD daemon)
ian@0 230 wanrouter.rc sample meta-configuration file
ian@0 231
ian@0 232 /usr/local/wanrouter/util:
ian@0 233 * wan-tools utilities source code
ian@0 234
ian@0 235 /usr/local/wanrouter/api/x25:
ian@0 236 * x25 api sample programs.
ian@0 237 /usr/local/wanrouter/api/chdlc:
ian@0 238 * chdlc api sample programs.
ian@0 239 /usr/local/wanrouter/api/fr:
ian@0 240 * fr api sample programs.
ian@0 241 /usr/local/wanrouter/config/wancfg:
ian@0 242 wancfg WANPIPE GUI configuration program.
ian@0 243 Creates wanpipe#.conf files.
ian@0 244 /usr/local/wanrouter/config/cfgft1:
ian@0 245 cfgft1 GUI CSU/DSU configuration program.
ian@0 246
ian@0 247 /usr/include/linux:
ian@0 248 wanrouter.h router API definitions
ian@0 249 wanpipe.h WANPIPE API definitions
ian@0 250 sdladrv.h SDLA support module API definitions
ian@0 251 sdlasfm.h SDLA firmware module definitions
ian@0 252 if_wanpipe.h WANPIPE Socket definitions
ian@0 253 if_wanpipe_common.h WANPIPE Socket/Driver common definitions.
ian@0 254 sdlapci.h WANPIPE PCI definitions
ian@0 255
ian@0 256
ian@0 257 /usr/src/linux/net/wanrouter:
ian@0 258 * wanrouter source code
ian@0 259
ian@0 260 /var/log:
ian@0 261 wanrouter wanrouter start-up log (created by the Setup script)
ian@0 262
ian@0 263 /var/lock: (or /var/lock/subsys for RedHat)
ian@0 264 wanrouter wanrouter lock file (created by the Setup script)
ian@0 265
ian@0 266 /usr/local/wanrouter/firmware:
ian@0 267 fr514.sfm Frame relay firmware for Sangoma S508/S514 card
ian@0 268 cdual514.sfm Dual Port Cisco HDLC firmware for Sangoma S508/S514 card
ian@0 269 ppp514.sfm PPP Firmware for Sangoma S508 and S514 cards
ian@0 270 x25_508.sfm X25 Firmware for Sangoma S508 card.
ian@0 271
ian@0 272
ian@0 274
ian@0 275 1.0.0 December 31, 1996 Initial version
ian@0 276
ian@0 277 1.0.1 January 30, 1997 Status and statistics can be read via /proc
ian@0 278 filesystem entries.
ian@0 279
ian@0 280 1.0.2 April 30, 1997 Added UDP management via monitors.
ian@0 281
ian@0 282 1.0.3 June 3, 1997 UDP management for multiple boards using Frame
ian@0 283 Relay and PPP
ian@0 284 Enabled continuous transmission of Configure
ian@0 285 Request Packet for PPP (for 508 only)
ian@0 286 Connection Timeout for PPP changed from 900 to 0
ian@0 287 Flow Control Problem fixed for Frame Relay
ian@0 288
ian@0 289 1.0.4 July 10, 1997 S508/FT1 monitoring capability in fpipemon and
ian@0 290 ppipemon utilities.
ian@0 291 Configurable TTL for UDP packets.
ian@0 292 Multicast and Broadcast IP source addresses are
ian@0 293 silently discarded.
ian@0 294
ian@0 295 1.0.5 July 28, 1997 Configurable T391,T392,N391,N392,N393 for Frame
ian@0 296 Relay in router.conf.
ian@0 297 Configurable Memory Address through router.conf
ian@0 298 for Frame Relay, PPP and X.25. (commenting this
ian@0 299 out enables auto-detection).
ian@0 300 Fixed freeing up received buffers using kfree()
ian@0 301 for Frame Relay and X.25.
ian@0 302 Protect sdla_peek() by calling save_flags(),
ian@0 303 cli() and restore_flags().
ian@0 304 Changed number of Trace elements from 32 to 20
ian@0 305 Added DLCI specific data monitoring in FPIPEMON.
ian@0 306 2.0.0 Nov 07, 1997 Implemented protection of RACE conditions by
ian@0 307 critical flags for FRAME RELAY and PPP.
ian@0 308 DLCI List interrupt mode implemented.
ian@0 309 IPX support in FRAME RELAY and PPP.
ian@0 310 IPX Server Support (MARS)
ian@0 311 More driver specific stats included in FPIPEMON
ian@0 312 and PIPEMON.
ian@0 313
ian@0 314 2.0.1 Nov 28, 1997 Bug Fixes for version 2.0.0.
ian@0 315 Protection of "enable_irq()" while
ian@0 316 "disable_irq()" has been enabled from any other
ian@0 317 routine (for Frame Relay, PPP and X25).
ian@0 318 Added additional Stats for Fpipemon and Ppipemon
ian@0 319 Improved Load Sharing for multiple boards
ian@0 320
ian@0 321 2.0.2 Dec 09, 1997 Support for PAP and CHAP for ppp has been
ian@0 322 implemented.
ian@0 323
ian@0 324 2.0.3 Aug 15, 1998 New release supporting Cisco HDLC, CIR for Frame
ian@0 325 relay, Dynamic IP assignment for PPP and Inverse
ian@0 326 Arp support for Frame-relay. Man Pages are
ian@0 327 included for better support and a new utility
ian@0 328 for configuring FT1 cards.
ian@0 329
ian@0 330 2.0.4 Dec 09, 1998 Dual Port support for Cisco HDLC.
ian@0 331 Support for HDLC (LAPB) API.
ian@0 332 Supports BiSync Streaming code for S502E
ian@0 333 and S503 cards.
ian@0 334 Support for Streaming HDLC API.
ian@0 335 Provides a BSD socket interface for
ian@0 336 creating applications using BiSync
ian@0 337 streaming.
ian@0 338
ian@0 339 2.0.5 Aug 04, 1999 CHDLC initializatin bug fix.
ian@0 340 PPP interrupt driven driver:
ian@0 341 Fix to the PPP line hangup problem.
ian@0 342 New PPP firmware
ian@0 343 Added comments to the startup SYSTEM ERROR messages
ian@0 344 Xpipemon debugging application for the X25 protocol
ian@0 345 New USER_MANUAL.txt
ian@0 346 Fixed the odd boundary 4byte writes to the board.
ian@0 347 BiSync Streaming code has been taken out.
ian@0 348 Available as a patch.
ian@0 349 Streaming HDLC API has been taken out.
ian@0 350 Available as a patch.
ian@0 351
ian@0 352 2.0.6 Aug 17, 1999 Increased debugging in statup scripts
ian@0 353 Fixed insallation bugs from 2.0.5
ian@0 354 Kernel patch works for both 2.2.10 and 2.2.11 kernels.
ian@0 355 There is no functional difference between the two packages
ian@0 356
ian@0 357 2.0.7 Aug 26, 1999 o Merged X25API code into WANPIPE.
ian@0 358 o Fixed a memory leak for X25API
ian@0 359 o Updated the X25API code for 2.2.X kernels.
ian@0 360 o Improved NEM handling.
ian@0 361
ian@0 362 2.1.0 Oct 25, 1999 o New code for S514 PCI Card
ian@0 363 o New CHDLC and Frame Relay drivers
ian@0 364 o PPP and X25 are not supported in this release
ian@0 365
ian@0 366 2.1.1 Nov 30, 1999 o PPP support for S514 PCI Cards
ian@0 367
ian@0 368 2.1.3 Apr 06, 2000 o Socket based x25api
ian@0 369 o Socket based chdlc api
ian@0 370 o Socket based fr api
ian@0 371 o Dual Port Receive only CHDLC support.
ian@0 372 o Asynchronous CHDLC support (Secondary Port)
ian@0 373 o cfgft1 GUI csu/dsu configurator
ian@0 374 o wancfg GUI configuration file
ian@0 375 configurator.
ian@0 376 o Architectual directory changes.
ian@0 377
ian@0 378 beta-2.1.4 Jul 2000 o Dynamic interface configuration:
ian@0 379 Network interfaces reflect the state
ian@0 380 of protocol layer. If the protocol becomes
ian@0 381 disconnected, driver will bring down
ian@0 382 the interface. Once the protocol reconnects
ian@0 383 the interface will be brought up.
ian@0 384
ian@0 385 Note: This option is turned off by default.
ian@0 386
ian@0 387 o Dynamic wanrouter setup using 'wanconfig':
ian@0 388 wanconfig utility can be used to
ian@0 389 shutdown,restart,start or reconfigure
ian@0 390 a virtual circuit dynamically.
ian@0 391
ian@0 392 Frame Relay: Each DLCI can be:
ian@0 393 created,stopped,restarted and reconfigured
ian@0 394 dynamically using wanconfig.
ian@0 395
ian@0 396 ex: wanconfig card wanpipe1 dev wp1_fr16 up
ian@0 397
ian@0 398 o Wanrouter startup via command line arguments:
ian@0 399 wanconfig also supports wanrouter startup via command line
ian@0 400 arguments. Thus, there is no need to create a wanpipe#.conf
ian@0 401 configuration file.
ian@0 402
ian@0 403 o Socket based x25api update/bug fixes.
ian@0 404 Added support for LCN numbers greater than 255.
ian@0 405 Option to pass up modem messages.
ian@0 406 Provided a PCI IRQ check, so a single S514
ian@0 407 card is guaranteed to have a non-sharing interrupt.
ian@0 408
ian@0 409 o Fixes to the wancfg utility.
ian@0 410 o New FT1 debugging support via *pipemon utilities.
ian@0 411 o Frame Relay ARP support Enabled.
ian@0 412
ian@0 413 beta3-2.1.4 Jul 2000 o X25 M_BIT Problem fix.
ian@0 414 o Added the Multi-Port PPP
ian@0 415 Updated utilites for the Multi-Port PPP.
ian@0 416
ian@0 417 2.1.4 Aut 2000
ian@0 418 o In X25API:
ian@0 419 Maximum packet an application can send
ian@0 420 to the driver has been extended to 4096 bytes.
ian@0 421
ian@0 422 Fixed the x25 startup bug. Enable
ian@0 423 communications only after all interfaces
ian@0 424 come up. HIGH SVC/PVC is used to calculate
ian@0 425 the number of channels.
ian@0 426 Enable protocol only after all interfaces
ian@0 427 are enabled.
ian@0 428
ian@0 429 o Added an extra state to the FT1 config, kernel module.
ian@0 430 o Updated the pipemon debuggers.
ian@0 431
ian@0 432 o Blocked the Multi-Port PPP from running on kernels
ian@0 433 2.2.16 or greater, due to syncppp kernel module
ian@0 434 change.
ian@0 435
ian@0 436 beta1-2.1.5 Nov 15 2000
ian@0 437 o Fixed the MulitPort PPP Support for kernels 2.2.16 and above.
ian@0 438 2.2.X kernels only
ian@0 439
ian@0 440 o Secured the driver UDP debugging calls
ian@0 441 - All illegal netowrk debugging calls are reported to
ian@0 442 the log.
ian@0 443 - Defined a set of allowed commands, all other denied.
ian@0 444
ian@0 445 o Cpipemon
ian@0 446 - Added set FT1 commands to the cpipemon. Thus CSU/DSU
ian@0 447 configuraiton can be performed using cpipemon.
ian@0 448 All systems that cannot run cfgft1 GUI utility should
ian@0 449 use cpipemon to configure the on board CSU/DSU.
ian@0 450
ian@0 451
ian@0 452 o Keyboard Led Monitor/Debugger
ian@0 453 - A new utilty /usr/sbin/wpkbdmon uses keyboard leds
ian@0 454 to convey operatinal statistic information of the
ian@0 455 Sangoma WANPIPE cards.
ian@0 456 NUM_LOCK = Line State (On=connected, Off=disconnected)
ian@0 457 CAPS_LOCK = Tx data (On=transmitting, Off=no tx data)
ian@0 458 SCROLL_LOCK = Rx data (On=receiving, Off=no rx data
ian@0 459
ian@0 460 o Hardware probe on module load and dynamic device allocation
ian@0 461 - During WANPIPE module load, all Sangoma cards are probed
ian@0 462 and found information is printed in the /var/log/messages.
ian@0 463 - If no cards are found, the module load fails.
ian@0 464 - Appropriate number of devices are dynamically loaded
ian@0 465 based on the number of Sangoma cards found.
ian@0 466
ian@0 467 Note: The kernel configuraiton option
ian@0 468 CONFIG_WANPIPE_CARDS has been taken out.
ian@0 469
ian@0 470 o Fixed the Frame Relay and Chdlc network interfaces so they are
ian@0 471 compatible with libpcap libraries. Meaning, tcpdump, snort,
ian@0 472 ethereal, and all other packet sniffers and debuggers work on
ian@0 473 all WANPIPE netowrk interfaces.
ian@0 474 - Set the network interface encoding type to ARPHRD_PPP.
ian@0 475 This tell the sniffers that data obtained from the
ian@0 476 network interface is in pure IP format.
ian@0 477 Fix for 2.2.X kernels only.
ian@0 478
ian@0 479 o True interface encoding option for Frame Relay and CHDLC
ian@0 480 - The above fix sets the network interface encoding
ian@0 481 type to ARPHRD_PPP, however some customers use
ian@0 482 the encoding interface type to determine the
ian@0 483 protocol running. Therefore, the TURE ENCODING
ian@0 484 option will set the interface type back to the
ian@0 485 original value.
ian@0 486
ian@0 487 NOTE: If this option is used with Frame Relay and CHDLC
ian@0 488 libpcap library support will be broken.
ian@0 489 i.e. tcpdump will not work.
ian@0 490 Fix for 2.2.x Kernels only.
ian@0 491
ian@0 492 o Ethernet Bridgind over Frame Relay
ian@0 493 - The Frame Relay bridging has been developed by
ian@0 494 Kristian Hoffmann and Mark Wells.
ian@0 495 - The Linux kernel bridge is used to send ethernet
ian@0 496 data over the frame relay links.
ian@0 497 For 2.2.X Kernels only.
ian@0 498
ian@0 499 o Added extensive 2.0.X support. Most new features of
ian@0 500 2.1.5 for protocols Frame Relay, PPP and CHDLC are
ian@0 501 supported under 2.0.X kernels.
ian@0 502
ian@0 503 beta1-2.2.0 Dec 30 2000
ian@0 504 o Updated drivers for 2.4.X kernels.
ian@0 505 o Updated drivers for SMP support.
ian@0 506 o X25API is now able to share PCI interrupts.
ian@0 507 o Took out a general polling routine that was used
ian@0 508 only by X25API.
ian@0 509 o Added appropriate locks to the dynamic reconfiguration
ian@0 510 code.
ian@0 511 o Fixed a bug in the keyboard debug monitor.
ian@0 512
ian@0 513 beta2-2.2.0 Jan 8 2001
ian@0 514 o Patches for 2.4.0 kernel
ian@0 515 o Patches for 2.2.18 kernel
ian@0 516 o Minor updates to PPP and CHLDC drivers.
ian@0 517 Note: No functional difference.
ian@0 518
ian@0 519 beta3-2.2.9 Jan 10 2001
ian@0 520 o I missed the 2.2.18 kernel patches in beta2-2.2.0
ian@0 521 release. They are included in this release.
ian@0 522
ian@0 523 Stable Release
ian@0 524 2.2.0 Feb 01 2001
ian@0 525 o Bug fix in wancfg GUI configurator.
ian@0 526 The edit function didn't work properly.
ian@0 527
ian@0 528
ian@0 529 bata1-2.2.1 Feb 09 2001
ian@0 530 o WANPIPE TTY Driver emulation.
ian@0 531 Two modes of operation Sync and Async.
ian@0 532 Sync: Using the PPPD daemon, kernel SyncPPP layer
ian@0 533 and the Wanpipe sync TTY driver: a PPP protocol
ian@0 534 connection can be established via Sangoma adapter, over
ian@0 535 a T1 leased line.
ian@0 536
ian@0 537 The 2.4.0 kernel PPP layer supports MULTILINK
ian@0 538 protocol, that can be used to bundle any number of Sangoma
ian@0 539 adapters (T1 lines) into one, under a single IP address.
ian@0 540 Thus, efficiently obtaining multiple T1 throughput.
ian@0 541
ian@0 542 NOTE: The remote side must also implement MULTILINK PPP
ian@0 543 protocol.
ian@0 544
ian@0 545 Async:Using the PPPD daemon, kernel AsyncPPP layer
ian@0 546 and the WANPIPE async TTY driver: a PPP protocol
ian@0 547 connection can be established via Sangoma adapter and
ian@0 548 a modem, over a telephone line.
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ian@0 550 Thus, the WANPIPE async TTY driver simulates a serial
ian@0 551 TTY driver that would normally be used to interface the
ian@0 552 MODEM to the linux kernel.
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ian@0 554 o WANPIPE PPP Backup Utility
ian@0 555 This utility will monitor the state of the PPP T1 line.
ian@0 556 In case of failure, a dial up connection will be established
ian@0 557 via pppd daemon, ether via a serial tty driver (serial port),
ian@0 558 or a WANPIPE async TTY driver (in case serial port is unavailable).
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ian@0 560 Furthermore, while in dial up mode, the primary PPP T1 link
ian@0 561 will be monitored for signs of life.
ian@0 562
ian@0 563 If the PPP T1 link comes back to life, the dial up connection
ian@0 564 will be shutdown and T1 line re-established.
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ian@0 566
ian@0 567 o New Setup installation script.
ian@0 568 Option to UPGRADE device drivers if the kernel source has
ian@0 569 already been patched with WANPIPE.
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ian@0 571 Option to COMPILE WANPIPE modules against the currently
ian@0 572 running kernel, thus no need for manual kernel and module
ian@0 573 re-compilatin.
ian@0 574
ian@0 575 o Updates and Bug Fixes to wancfg utility.
ian@0 576
ian@0 577 bata2-2.2.1 Feb 20 2001
ian@0 578
ian@0 579 o Bug fixes to the CHDLC device drivers.
ian@0 580 The driver had compilation problems under kernels
ian@0 581 2.2.14 or lower.
ian@0 582
ian@0 583 o Bug fixes to the Setup installation script.
ian@0 584 The device drivers compilation options didn't work
ian@0 585 properly.
ian@0 586
ian@0 587 o Update to the wpbackupd daemon.
ian@0 588 Optimized the cross-over times, between the primary
ian@0 589 link and the backup dialup.
ian@0 590
ian@0 591 beta3-2.2.1 Mar 02 2001
ian@0 592 o Patches for 2.4.2 kernel.
ian@0 593
ian@0 594 o Bug fixes to util/ make files.
ian@0 595 o Bug fixes to the Setup installation script.
ian@0 596
ian@0 597 o Took out the backupd support and made it into
ian@0 598 as separate package.
ian@0 599
ian@0 600 beta4-2.2.1 Mar 12 2001
ian@0 601
ian@0 602 o Fix to the Frame Relay Device driver.
ian@0 603 IPSAC sends a packet of zero length
ian@0 604 header to the frame relay driver. The
ian@0 605 driver tries to push its own 2 byte header
ian@0 606 into the packet, which causes the driver to
ian@0 607 crash.
ian@0 608
ian@0 609 o Fix the WANPIPE re-configuration code.
ian@0 610 Bug was found by trying to run the cfgft1 while the
ian@0 611 interface was already running.
ian@0 612
ian@0 613 o Updates to cfgft1.
ian@0 614 Writes a wanpipe#.cfgft1 configuration file
ian@0 615 once the CSU/DSU is configured. This file can
ian@0 616 holds the current CSU/DSU configuration.
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