Previous to yesterday, with our new batch of 130 RUT950 units(which were delivered wit FW 7.5, , when we did a "opkg update" and then "opkg install openssh-sftp-server" and "opkg install ip-full --force-overwrite" everything worked fine.
Now none of those commands works as something has gone wrong with the openwrt.org website.
From a commercial standpoint, our decision to go with the RUT950 was that it could be configured as a drop-in replacement for the Digi WR21....which we were able to do using a tap0 interface, however; the off-the-shelf RUT950 uses a cut-down version of the iproute2 package (which I find curious being that the RUT950 is a router, surely a router would "need" the full iproute2 package?). Never mind, we absolutely require the full iproute2 package as we need the tap0 interface.
We need the opnssh-sftp-server to push config files onto the router....we have hundreds of routers, we cannot manually config via the webUI......which for us does not work anyway due to the tap0 requirement.
We setup our IPSec tunnels using GRE inside IPsec so we do this from the /etc/rc.local file, example:
:~# cat /etc/rc.local
# Put your custom commands here that should be executed once
# the system init finished. By default this file does nothing.
ip tuntap add name tap0 mode tap
ip addr add 188.8.131.52/32 brd + dev tap0
ip tunnel add SOI mode gre remote 184.108.40.206 local 220.127.116.11 ttl 255
ip link set SOI mtu 1400
ip link set SOI up
ip addr add 192.168.194.53/30 peer 192.168.194.54 brd + dev SOI
ip route del 18.104.22.168
ip route add 192.168.0.0/16 dev SOI
I short, we MUST HAVE the ip-full package and the openssh-sftp-server packages and we are no longer able to get those from openwrt.org.
We need a solution to this else we must return the RUT950s and go back to the Digi WR21 units. We have projects that will require approximately 500 more RUT950 units but if this is a permanent problem, we'll have to go back to Digi.
This is both a technical and commercial issue.