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Re: Bug#217838: ITP: vpnc -- Free Cisco compatible VPN client

#include <hallo.h>
* Joe Drew [Mon, Oct 27 2003, 03:58:32PM]:
> On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 13:20, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> >   Description     : Free VPN client compatible with Cisco's EasyVPN
> s/Free// - this is implied by its placement in Debian.

I see "beeing Free" as a feature in this case. The alternative is
Cisco's vpnclient which is not freely available, not binary compatible
to any other plattform than i386 (on Linux). Unfreenes makes people
extremely unhappy in this case.

> >    A VPN client compatible with Cisco's EasyVPN equipment.
> "vpnc is a ..." - because the long description might not have all the
> context of the short description, i.e. have the package name right
> there.


> >  Supports IPSec
> >    with Xauth, 3DES, MD5, PFS, SHA1 and IP tunneling.
> "It supports ..."

Okay. The whole description and the debconf template will be sent to
debian-i10n-english for proof-reading anyways.

> This sentence is sort of scattered. I see encryption, authentication,
> hashing and methods of establishing connections. You might want to split
> each out and say a bit more about each.

I will do, I discussing this with upstream right now.

> >    It runs entirely in userspace and uses the TUN/TAP driver for access.
> s/and/but/, perhaps?

No. It runs in userspace and interacts with network layer trough the
TUN/TAP driver.

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