Dear list... I'm the maintainer of the "ethstatus" package - a console-based ethernet statistics monitor. You can e.g. run it on your gateway's 9" CRT on the console and see how much bandwidth is currently used in a bar-like view. I'm in the process of RFA'ing the package. But I wonder whether I should even request for this package to get removed. Reasons: (1) No real upstream The former upstream developer - Gabriel Montenegro - has given up development of the package so I accepted to become the intermediate upstream contact in May 2003. I pimped the software a bit, wrote a manpage, fixed the code and copyright. But I did not really intend to stay the upstream developer for all times. After all my C knowledge is not exactly guru like. There is one minor bug filed against the package that I can't reproduce. (2) There are similar packages IMHO iptraf, iftop or nload serve similar purposes. So I wonder if yet another console network monitor is really needed. (3) Few popcon installations Popcon reports 282 installations for ethstatus. iptraf: 2919 installations iftop: 1057 installations nload: 561 installations So I would like to get a few comments before I request its removal. Mainly I'm unhappy with the missing upstream situation. I could also wait for a volunteer to maintain both the software and the maintainer. I'm personally just not that interested in the software any more. Cheers Christoph -- Famous coworker quote: "I'm still confused - just on a higher level now."
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