Re: [RFR] Fwknop-gui description
David Prévot forwarded:
> I am packaging fwknop-gui.
The debconf templates and README for fwknop passed through d-l-e back
in 2008, but not the package descriptions. They seem okay, though the
server package has one reference to "libcap" where I suspect it means
> The package is almost complete but I was hoping someone could review the
> short and long descriptions before I go further.
> Description: FireWall KNock OPerator Graphical User Interface
> The FireWall KNock OPerator implements an authorization scheme called
> Single Packet Authorization (SPA), based on Netfilter and libpcap.
> Its main application is to protect services such as OpenSSH with
> an additional layer of security in order to make the exploitation of
> vulnerabilities (both 0-day and unpatched code) much more difficult.
(All good fwknop boilerplate.)
> Fwknop GUI is a user graphical interface fitted with a Fwknop client
^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^
* I think you mean "a graphical user interface".
* What does "fitted" mean here?
* You're alternating between "a Fwknop client" and "AN Fwknop
server". I've never been sure how to pronounce it, but it probably
starts with "eff-doubleyou" (hence "AN").
I'm guessing it should be:
Fwknop GUI is a graphical user interface integrated with an Fwknop client
> that provides the ability to send SPA packets to a remote Fwknop
> This application helps the user to maintain multiple Fwknop
> configurations through a single interface, and includes a wizard for
> configuring an Fwknop server.
Is this deliberately contrasting "multiple" versus "single"? If it
is, I don't quite understand the point it's trying to make (how many
interfaces would you normally expect to use?); if not, it should
probably avoid giving that impression.
Also, are the "multiple Fwknop configurations" client-side ones or
are both halves of this talking about server configuration?
Guessing, maybe it should be just:
This application provides a front-end for maintaining Fwknop client
configurations, as well as an Fwknop server configuration wizard.
> It supports exporting saved configuration data to a QR code format
> readable by the Android client, as well as to the .fwknoprc format
> readable by the command line client.
I'd better get some sleep before I try to produce a revised version.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package