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Re: Bug#502402: ITP: xtables-addons -- Extensions for iptables

Pierre, hi again,

Pierre Chifflier wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Pierre Chifflier <pollux@debian.org>
> * Package name    : xtables-addons
>   Version         : 1.5.7
>   Upstream Author : Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
> * URL             : http://jengelh.medozas.de/projects/xtables/
> * License         : GPLv2
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : Extensions for iptables
> The xtables userspace code is an ongoing development effort to bring new
> ideas to the iptables, ip6tables, arptables and ebtables userspace
> programs. It provides a lot of patches for new features in Linux kernels
> 2.6.25 that have not yet gone upstream into the official “iptables”
> package.
> It contains new targets for iptables, such as TARPIT, CHAOS, TEE, geoip,
> etc.
Instead of creating an alioth project for ulogd as we dicussed
yesterday, perhaps it would make sense to create a common alioth project
and team, say pkg-netfilter, to maintain ulogd, xtables, iptables,
ebtables, arptables, conntrackd, libnfnetlink,
libnetfilter-{conntrack,log,queue}, nufw?

The involved people would be:
Pierre Chifflier		(xtables*, ulogd2, nufw)
Laurence J. Lane		(iptables)
Jochen Friedrich 		(arptables & ebtables)
Jan Christoph Nordholz		(ebtables)
Max Kellermann			("netfilter maintainers", libnf*)
Alexander Wirt			("netfilter maintainers", libnf*)
Hilko Bengen			(ulog-acctd)
Achilleas Kotsis		(ulogd)
myself :)			(ulogd, I'd be interested to work on
				 other packages, if needed)

There are many similarities and/or cross-dependencies between those and
AFAIK there are going to be more -- I've read that in the latest
Netfilter workshop there was a proposal for nftables, an iptables
replacement (perhaps ebtables and arptables too).
Correct me if I'm wrong; Pierre you told me you were at the workshop,
perhaps you know more.

Alexander and Max already began such an effort but perhaps it's a good
idea expanding the team and organizing it better (use alioth, a VCS etc.)

What do you all think?


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