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Debian derivatives census: Zevenet: welcome!

Hi Laura,

I would like to welcome yourself and Zevenet to the Debian derivatives
census! Would you like to take this opportunity to introduce yourself
and Zevenet to us all? 


It would be great if you could join our mailing list and IRC channel:


I would encourage you to look at Debian's guidelines for derivatives:


You may want to look at our census QA page, some of the mails from
there may apply to Zevenet.


You don't appear to be subscribed to the Zevenet census page,
I've made a few changes to the Zevenet census page:


The page says that Zevenet modifies Debian binary packages. It is quite
rare that distributions modify Debian binary packages instead of
modifying source packages and rebuilding them. Does Zevenet actually do
this? If so could you describe what kind of modifications you are
making? If not I guess the page needs to be fixed.

Some of the Release files in the apt repository for Zevenet are missing
the Valid-Until header, which allows clients to find out when active
network attackers are holding back newer Release files. At minimum,
rolling releases and suites containing security updates should have
this header. With reprepro you can use the ValidFor config option.


The apt repository for Zevenet does not contain source packages. If you
were to add source packages, Debian would be able to automatically
create patches to be presented to Debian package maintainers.


The page is missing a dpkg vendor field. It is important that Debian
derivatives set this properly on installed systems and mention the
value of the field in the derivatives census.


The Zevenet blog doesn't appear to have an RSS or Atom feed. If these
existed they would be syndicated on Planet Debian derivatives and would
help Debian find out the things that are happening in Zevenet.


I note that Zevenet is sponsoring DebConf17, much appreciated!


This year the annual Debian conference is in Montreal, Canada. It would
be great if developers from Zevenet could attend DebConf. If this isn't
possible, next year DebConf will be in Hsinchu, Taiwan.


I would encourage any attendees to volunteer to ensure the continued
the success of the annual Debian conference, here are some examples of
things that need helpers.


I note that Zevenet is based on Debian jessie. The Debian release team
recently released Debian stretch. I would encourage you to review it
and prepare your plans for rebasing on the Debian stretch.


At some point the Debian LTS (Long Term Support) team has taken over
security maintenance for Debian jessie. If Zevenet is still using
jessie by then, I would encourage you to help out with this effort
either financially or with developer time.


I note that Zevenet packages some Perl modules, I would encourage your
developers to join the Debian Perl team.


You might want to consider adding DNSSEC to your domains, TLSA records
and SSL to some of your domains. SSL on the repository will help
Zevenet users to obscure package names and version numbers from global
active adversaries. You might also want to add HSTS headers.


Please feel free to circulate this mail within the Zevenet team.



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