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

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 06:56:39AM +0200, Max Kellermann wrote:
> On 2008/10/16 20:36, Faidon Liambotis <paravoid@debian.org> wrote:
> > 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?
> +1 from me.  We are already maintaining our packages in a (private)
> subversion repository which we could (and should) move to Alioth.  Of
> course it's a good idea to have a bigger team, since I am an
> unofficial Debian maintainer, and sometimes Alexander doesn't have
> enough time to sponsor my package uploads, leading to unnecessary
> delays.

Globally, I'll agree: I'm maintaining some local copies of the packages
anyway for our use (libnf*, mainly) on packages.inl.fr, and some of my
packages are based on them: ulogd2, nfqueue-bindings (soon to be in
Debian), and NuFW.

Some of the packages are quite different anyway: xtables-addons, nufw,
etc. Coordination would be good in any case.

nftables won't be ready until some time, as Patrick explained in the
NetFilter Workshop (see http://nfws.inl.fr/en/?p=92).

So, +1 for me :)

PS: Mark, If you need some sponsorship on libnf*, and if Alexander
agrees, I can do that.

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