Debian OFED Infiniband packaging

This project is responisble for packing the OpenFabrics Infiniband Distribtuion (OFED) for Debian. You need the software if you want to do anything useful with Infiniband on Debian.


Starting from OFED 1.4.1, prebuilt binaries for popular architectures are available from our apt repository.

Add the following line to your sources.list:

deb ./
deb-src ./
Install OFED by running:
aptitude install ofed
If you need an older OFED version, you can use the following sources.list entries:
deb ./
deb-src ./


Read the Infiniband-HOWTO on how to get started with the debian OFED packages.

Project Information

Project Page

The alioth project page can be found at:

If you want to join the project, please register there.

SVN Repository

Package source can be found in our subversion repository:

To check out the repository run:

svn co svn://
If you just want a particular release, you can just check out the relevant tag:
svn co svn://

Debian Mailing Lists

We have two mailing lists:
Debian specific questions relating to the OFED packages. (Note that if your question is an general infiniband question rather than one specifically about the debian packages, then the openfabrics mailing list is probably a better place to go.)
Archives / Subscription page
Tracker for the SVN repository. Archives / Subscription page

Upstream Mailing lists
List for development of the OFED stack. Archives / Subscription page
List for kernel RDMA development. Archives / Subscription page

Useful Upstream Contacts

OFED software is produced by the openfabrics alliance. Information about upstream development can be found on their website.