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From: Ahmad Fatoum <>
To: Antony Pavlov <>
Cc:, Sascha Hauer <>,
	Jules Maselbas <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] Documentation: devel: add new project ideas section
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 14:54:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 18.02.22 22:25, Antony Pavlov wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2022 09:27:14 +0100
> Ahmad Fatoum <> wrote:
> Hi!
> ...
>> +Update barebox networking stack for IPv6 support
>> +================================================
>> +
>> +Skills: C, Networking
>> +
>> +The barebox network stack is mainly used for TFTP and NFSv3 (over UDP) boot.
>> +Most embedded systems barebox runs on aren't deployed to IPv6 networks yet,
>> +so it's the right time now to future-proof and learn more about networking
>> +internals. One major complication with IPv6 support is neighbor discovery
>> +protocols that require networking to be possible "in the background".
>> +barebox' recent improvements of resource sharing and cooperative scheduling
>> +makes it possible to integrate an IPv6 stack, e.g. lwIP.
> Several years ago I have tried to integrate picotcp network stack into barebox,
> please see
> and
> This work can be revived after current picotcp state of affairs investigation.
>> +There are also community patches to integrate a TCP stack into barebox.
>> +These can be evaluated as time allows.
> picotcp supports both IPv6 and TCP.

Ye, I saw that at your Github fork. lwIP was Sascha's suggestion.
Jules also has hacked a TCP stack into barebox. If we get an applicant,
I will suggest they reach out to you.

Are you on IRC btw? There's a matrix channel bridged there now, which
you can use instead of setting up a bouncer.


>> +This project does not require dedicated hardware. QEMU or barebox built
>> +to run under Linux (sandbox) may be used.
>> +

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-21 14:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-17  8:27 [PATCH 0/1] Applying barebox for Google Summer of Code 2022 Ahmad Fatoum
2022-02-17  8:27 ` [PATCH 1/1] Documentation: devel: add new project ideas section Ahmad Fatoum
2022-02-18 21:25   ` Antony Pavlov
2022-02-21 13:54     ` Ahmad Fatoum [this message]
2022-02-21 13:52 ` [PATCH 0/1] Applying barebox for Google Summer of Code 2022 Ahmad Fatoum
2022-03-06 19:19   ` Ahmad Fatoum

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