Bug#330953: RFA: rocks -- Make network sockets reliable in a transparent way
I request an adopter for the rocks package.
The package description is:
Rocks protect sockets-based applications from network failures, particularly
failures common to mobile computing, including:
- Link failures (e.g., unexpected modem disconnection);
- IP address changes (e.g., laptop movement, DHCP lease expiry);
- Extended periods of disconnection (e.g., laptop suspension).
Rock-enabled programs continue to run after any of these events; their broken
connections recover automatically, without loss of in-flight data, when
connectivity returns. Rocks work transparently with most applications,
including SSH clients, X window applications, and network service daemons.
The current package does not work at all anymore (although it still
builds from source). Upstream told me more than a year ago they would
fix it, but nothing has happened since then. I also think there are not
many users of this package. If noone adopts it, I will ask for its
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.13-rc6
Locale: LANG=nl_NL, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL (charmap=ISO-8859-1)