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Raito Bezarius d14ee41325 liminix-rebuild: use `-f` flag to reboot effectively
My AP does not reboot upon `reboot` but `reboot -f`… why?

Signed-off-by: Raito Bezarius <>
2024-02-17 11:45:17 +00:00
devices gl-ar750 ath9k needs cal data from MTD 2024-02-16 20:44:56 +00:00
doc docs: add hardware recommendation 2024-01-04 14:35:00 +01:00
examples tail -F for rotuer 2024-02-16 18:30:24 +00:00
modules dhcpc6 scripts: simplify (and improve correctness) 2024-02-16 18:47:12 +00:00
pkgs liminix-rebuild: use `-f` flag to reboot effectively 2024-02-17 11:45:17 +00:00
tests make tftpboot work on devices with old u-boot 2024-02-15 23:44:47 +00:00
.gitignore docs: add hardware recommendation 2024-01-04 14:35:00 +01:00 link to CoC, mention IRC 2023-02-22 18:14:40 +00:00 fix spelling, remove dead file 2023-02-05 22:42:41 +00:00
LICENSE licence: remove accidental punctuation, update copyright year 2023-01-29 16:39:50 +00:00
NEWS update NEWS 2024-02-16 21:00:59 +00:00 docs: add hardware recommendation 2024-01-04 14:35:00 +01:00 explain package/module distinction, add notes on side tracks 2022-09-27 14:11:23 +01:00
THOUGHTS.txt deep thoughts 2024-02-16 18:30:54 +00:00
bordervm-configuration.nix bordervm: build wireshark without qt 2024-01-03 17:02:31 +00:00
bordervm.conf-example.nix support USB ethernet in bordervm 2023-05-09 22:58:56 +01:00
ci.nix Add support for TP-Link Archer AX23 2024-02-06 18:00:55 +01:00
default.nix add lzma to buildenv 2024-01-26 22:46:36 +00:00
nat.nft example config for ppoe router 2023-02-25 23:12:55 +00:00
overlay.nix hostapd: enable 802.11ax 2024-02-17 11:45:10 +00:00
shell.nix set FENNEL_PATH using absolute paths 2023-09-08 21:01:39 +01:00
vanilla-configuration.nix move output module imports example -> device 2023-12-10 16:38:53 +00:00


A Nix-based system for configuring consumer wifi routers or IoT device devices, of the kind that OpenWrt or DD-WRT or Gargoyle or Tomato run on. It's a reboot/restart/rewrite of NixWRT.

This is not NixOS-on-your-router: it's aimed at devices that are underpowered for the full NixOS experience. It uses busybox tools, musl instead of GNU libc, and s6-rc instead of systemd.

The Liminix name comes from Liminis, in Latin the genitive declension of "limen", or "of the threshold". Your router stands at the threshold of your (online) home and everything you send to/receive from the outside word goes across it.

Current status (does it work yet?)

Liminix is pre-1.0. We are still finding new and better ways to do things, and there is no attempt to maintain backward compatibility with the old ways.

The NEWS file (available wherever you found this README) is a high-level overview of breaking changes.

Development mostly happens on the main branch, which is therefore not guaranteed to build or to work on every commit. For the latest functioning version, see the CI system and pick a revision with all jobs green.


Documentation is in the doc directory. You can build it by running

nix-shell -p sphinx --run "make -C doc hardware.rst html"

Rendered documentation corresponding to the latest commit on main is published to

Extremely online

There is a #liminix IRC channel on the OFTC network in which you are welcome. You can also connect with a Matrix client by joining the room

In the IRC channel, as in all Liminix project venues, please conduct yourself according to the Liminix Code of Conduct.