We provide SCION packages for the use with SCIONLab for different Linux package management systems.
deb for Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Raspbian etc. Packages available for x86, x86-64, arm32 and arm64 platforms.
This is the primary supported system and is described in detail below.
RPM for RedHat, CentOS, Fedora etc. Packages available for x86, x86-64, arm32 and arm64 platforms.
We build these packages but they are not currently sufficiently tested and not published on a public repository. Please get in contact if you are interested to tinker with this.
AUR, Arch Linux
User contribution provided on a best-efforts basis by Thorben Krüger. See https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/scionlab-git/
Installation on Ubuntu
On Ubuntu, you can install SCION from our
.deb-packages by running:
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://packages.netsec.inf.ethz.ch/debian all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scionlab.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install scionlab
This will install all the SCION services (which come as individual packages),
systemd unit files to run the services as well as a helper script to install the SCION configuration generated by the SCIONLab coordination website.
The SCION services will be run in systemd units, as user
scion. The configuration files for the SCION services are kept in
/etc/scion/, and state (sqlite db-files) will be placed in
/var/run/scion/. The SCION services log to the systemd journal, which can be accessed using the
journalctl (see Running SCION below)
After creating or modifying your AS in the SCIONLab coordination website, you can deploy the generated configuration to your machine. For this, the recommended approach is to simply run the
scionlab-config script that is included in the
This script allows to conveniently fetch and install the configuration for your AS from the SCIONLab website.
sudo scionlab-config --host-id=<...> --host-secret=<...>
host-secret will be displayed on the SCIONLab website. The script will (re-)start all the configured services (and OpenVPN
client-scionlab-<attachment point ISD-AS>, if configured). The
host-secret information will be stored in
/etc/scion/scionlab-config.json and will not have to be entered again. To update the configuration after modifying your AS, simply run
scionlab-config --force to get the configuration even if the SCIONLab coordination website thinks you’re running the latest version, e.g. in case you’ve locally modified your configuration and want it to be reset.
Unpack configuration manually
As an alternative to running
scionlab-config, you can manually download the configuration tarfile from the SCIONLab website and unpack it.
Download the configuration tarfile from the SCIONLab coordination website.
If using VPN, extract the
client-scionlab-<attachment point ISD-AS>.confto
/etc/openvpn/and (re-)start OpenVPN
#!shell sudo systemctl restart openvpn@client-scionlab-<attachment point ISD-AS>
- Extract the content of the
Enable the systemd units listed in
#!shell sudo systemctl enable firstname.lastname@example.org sudo systemctl enable email@example.com sudo systemctl enable scion-daemon.service sudo systemctl enable scion-dispatcher.service sudo systemctl start scionlab.target
If using VPN, ensure that the OpenVPN-client is up before starting the SCION services.
sudo systemctl start openvpn@client-scionlab-<attachment point ISD-AS>
Check that the expected
tun0 tunnel-interface is created before continuing. Please refer to corresponding troubleshooting page.
The SCION services are configured as
systemd-units that are controlled by the target
scionlab.target. To start all the configured SCION services, simply run
sudo systemctl start scionlab.target
Check the status of the SCION services using
sudo systemctl list-dependencies scionlab.target
To stop the services, run
sudo systemctl stop scionlab.target
journalctl to inspect the log output of a service in the systemd journal, for example
sudo journalctl -e -u firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of our applications in
scion-apps are available as packages too. Assuming you’ve added the SCIONLab packages list above, to install all applications in one go simply run
sudo apt-get install scion-apps-*
or install them individually, e.g. for bwtester
sudo apt-get install scion-apps-bwtester