Downloads - Android

Since version 0.4.0, LISPmob includes support for Android devices operating as LISP mobile nodes (LISP-MN). There are two different editions of the LISPmob Android application, for rooted devices and for non-rooted devices. It is expected that in the future the root version will provide features beyond those available on the non-root version, however on LISPmob 0.4.1 there is just one root-only feature, support for IPv6 RLOCs. In both editions, there is a limit of one IPv4 EID and one IPv6 EID mapped to one or more RLOC interfaces. Even though several interfaces can be managed by LISPmob at the same time, they can only be used in an active-backup fashion (no more than one interface used at once). Should you need to use NAT traversal functionality, please read first the NAT traversal section on the general LISPmob file.

The two different editions of the LISPmob application have different requirements. LISPmob for rooted devices requires root access and Android version 2.3.6 or higher, while LISPmob for non-rooted devices requires Android 4.0 or higher. Please note that due to a bug on Android 4.4.0 and onwards, the non-rooted version of LISPmob will not work on Android 4.4.0, 4.4.1, 4.4.2 or 4.4.3. The bug was fixed on Android 4.4.4. To ease the installation process we strongly recommend installing LISPmob through Google Play (search for “lispmob”), however you can also download a precompiled APK package file from the LISPmob website or compile the app from sources yourself. In any case, if you choose to install LISPmob without using Google Play, the device must be configured to allow the installation of packages from "unknown sources" (System Settings -> Security -> Device Administration).


Install from source code

To build LISPmob for Android from source code you require some extra packages apart from the ones specified in the main file.

Since the Android code uses git submodules, you need to build from a git repository checkout. Get the latest version of the LISPmob source from Github:

       git clone git://
       cd lispmob
       git submodule init
       git submodule update

To build the code, go to the android/ directory located in the top-level directory and modify the file with the correct path to your Android SDK and Android NDK. In the Android SDK Manager you should either have installed Android 4.2.2 (API 17), or update the file to specify your currently installed API. Please note that regardless of the target API, LISPmob for rooted devices should still work on all Android releases from API 9 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) and above, and the non-rooted version should work on releases from API 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.

Compile the code:

       cd android
       ant debug

This command generates an APK file called lispmob-debug.apk in the folder android/bin/. To install it, copy the file to the device and install it using the android application manager, or run:

      adb install [-r] bin/lispmob-debug.apk

Building the code from source is supported on Linux and Mac OS X.

Running LISPmob

LISPmob Android application allows you to start and stop lispd daemon and edit the most important parameters of the configuration file. To access to the full list of features you have to edit manually the configuration file located in /sdcard/lispd.conf. Manually edited parameters not present in the configuration form will be overwritten when using the application configuration editor.

Due to the large amount of data generated by the lispd daemon, it is recommended to set "log level" to 0 when not debugging.




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Although the author has attempted to find and correct any bugs in the free software application, the author is not responsible for any damage or losses of any kind caused by the use or misuse of the application.