Seeking RPM Server package for OpenWrt

Eugenio Tampieri eugenio at
Wed Mar 23 12:27:35 PDT 2022

> Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 07:28:07 -0400
> From: Rich Brown <richb.hanover at>
> To: openwrt-devel at
> Cc: "Richard E. Brown" <richb.hanover at>, Rpm
> 	<rpm at>
> Subject: Seeking RPM Server package for OpenWrt
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> The Apple "RPM Tool" is great for measuring network responsiveness.
> High numbers from the tool (measured in round-trips per minute - or "RPM") show your network is responsive, even when it's heavily loaded with traffic. This also implies you have low "bufferbloat" - which is good.
> There are several RPM clients available:
> * `/usr/bin/networkQuality` on macOS Monterey
> * an iOS 15 version described at
> * a golang implementation at
Both are LLVM languages. I don’t think every OpenWrt target is supported by LLVM.
> * a Docker implementation in the same repository
> BUT... These all test against servers "out on the internet". There's another interesting test to be had: testing against the local router. 
> This is useful because it would help test the responsiveness of the Wi-Fi network/drivers of your router. It would allow you to measure whether in fact, you actually are too far from the router, and whether moving closer would help. 
> My request... Is anyone interested in creating an OpenWrt package that implements an RPM server? 
I’m interested to write an implementation. However:
1) I haven’t looked at the proposal thoroughly
2) I assume that the lowest common denominator for OpenWrt is C. It would be nice to write in e.g. rust but as before there’s the LLVM thing to be taken into account, or the GCC rust backend.


Eugenio Tampieri
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