Docking the FreeRunner into the laptop

Earlier in the day, I wrote:

So yes, my laptop can now be turned into a phone charger with networking, DNS and apt cache services. I shall look into hooking that script into dbus to have it run automatically when the phone is plugged and unplugged.

It's not dbus, it's udev, and I've managed to do it.

It's an udev rule:

# cat /etc/udev/rules.d/z60_openmoko_net.rules
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1457", ATTRS{idProduct}=="5122", RUN+="/root/bin/share-openmoko"
ACTION=="remove", SUBSYSTEM=="net", INTERFACE="usb0", RUN+="/root/bin/share-openmoko"

And a script:

# cat bin/share-openmoko

if [ "$ACTION" == "add" ]

if [ "$ACTION" == "remove" ]


case "$ACTION" in
        logger -t openmoko "Connected, setting up network"
        iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE -s
        ifconfig usb0 netmask
        /etc/init.d/dnsmasq start
        echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
        logger -t openmoko "Disconnected, bringing down network"
        echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
        /etc/init.d/dnsmasq stop
        iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
        ifconfig usb0 down

The script has extra cruft that makes it double as a udev script and as a init.d style script, just because I didn't feel like abandoning the init.d style interface. However, udev handles it perfectly, so there's probably no use at all for the start/stop part.

This means that the interface and all supporting services will be brought up and down when the phone is connected/disconnected, and also when the phone is suspended/resumed. Of course, more fancy things can be plugged into the script, like syncing PIM info, file systems, turning on applets in panels, mounting phone file systems and whatnot.