OpenWrt setup

The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Irdest Ratman is available as a package for OpenWrt via our CI for some architectures.


This is only tested for

  • armv7l 32-bit architecture. e.g. this is tested with Linux OpenWrt 5.10.146 #0 SMP Fri Oct 14 22:44:41 2022 armv7l GNU/Linu.
  • musl libc (armhf) stdlib.


You can do these steps on the router itself or on your machine. If you did the above on your machine, then you need to copy the .ipk file to your router. The complete set of instructions may look like this.

  1. Download the package file using wget or curl etc.
    wget -O ""
  2. You will have here; unzip it
  3. You will have .ipk file here like "ratman-openwrt-0.5.0-1_arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3.ipk". Copy that to the router running OpenWrt.
    scp ratman-openwrt-0.5.0-1_arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3.ipk remote-server:/root/

Installation and check

  1. Run the package installer
    root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install ratman-openwrt-0.5.0-1_arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3.ipk
    Possible output 👍
    Installing ratmand (0.5.0-1) to root...
    Configuring ratmand.
  2. Check
    which ratmand
    Possible output 👍
  3. Run
    root@OpenWrt:~# ratmand
    Possible output 👍
    Loading config from "/root/.config/ratmand/ratmand.kdl"
    Nov 22 17:58:24.571  INFO ratmand::util: Initialised logger: welcome to ratmand

Future plans