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Bug#380148: ITP: ipset -- administration tool and iptables modules for kernel IP sets

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Robert S. Edmonds" <edmonds@debian.org>

* Package name    : ipset
  Version         : 2.2.9
  Upstream Author : Jozsef Kadlecsik <kadlec@netfilter.org>
* URL             : http://ipset.netfilter.org/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : administration tool and iptables modules for kernel IP sets

 IP sets are a framework inside the Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernel which can be
 administered by the ipset(8) utility. Depending on the type, an IP set may
 store IP addresses, TCP/UDP port numbers, or IP addresses with MAC addresses in
 a way which ensures lightning speed when matching an entry against a set.
 If you want to
   * store multiple IP addresses or port numbers and match against the entire
   collection using a single iptables rule;
  * dynamically update iptables rules against IP addresses or ports without
  performance penalty;
  * express complex IP address and ports based rulesets with a single iptables
  rule and benefit from the speed of IP sets;
 then IP sets may be the proper tool for you.
 Note: the ipset(8) utility is the userspace counterpart to kernel functionality
 which requires patches from the patch-o-matic-ng project applied to the kernel.

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