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RFS: dibbler - a portable DHCPv6 implementation

Hi everyone

I have prepared Debian packages for Dibbler - an open and portable DHCPv6 implementation. Is supports stateful (i.e. IPv6 address granting) as well as stateless (i.e. option granting) autoconfiguration for IPv6. It is one of two Linux DHCPv6 implementations available, but it has numerous advantages over "competition":
- provides client, server and relay
- implements base standard as well as numerous extentions
- provides detailed man pages and 20+ page User's Guide
- mailing list with rather quick support
- bug tracking system

I'm looking for a sponsor for the following packages:

1. Names of the packages:

2. The licence: GNU GPL v2 or later

3. Package descriptions:
 This is a DHCPv6 server. It supports both stateful (i.e. IPv6 address
 granting) as well as stateless (i.e. options granting) autoconfiguration
 modes of DHCPv6 protocol. Relays are also supported. Install Dibbler
 server if you'd like to have IPv6 hosts automatically configured in
 your network.
 This is a DHCPv6 client. It supports both statefull (i.e. IPv6 address
 granting) as well as stateless (i.e. option granting) autoconfiguration
 modes of the DHCPv6 protocol. Besides basic capabilities, it supports
 various DHCPv6 extensions, e.g. option renewal. Install Dibber client if
 you want to obtain IPv6 addresses and options from DHCPv6 server.
 This is a DHCPv6 relay. Relays are used as proxies between server and
 clients. Main advantage is the ability to support multiple remote links
 using only one server. Install Dibbler relay if you want to serve
 multiple not physically connected links with one DHCPv6 server.
 User's Guide as well as Developer's Guide is included in this package.
 That documentation covers all aspects of Dibbler DHCPv6 implementation:
  - server, client and relay usage and configuration
  - various tips and frequently asked questions
  - internal structure/code description and hints for developers

4. Prepared packages can be downloaded from:

Details about Dibber are available at the project website:

Packages were validated with lintian and everything seems to be fine. I have tested packages (installing, reinstalling, uninstalling) as well as the binaries itself (dibbler is being used by numerous users throughout the world, so I only had to check if produced binaries are ok).

Finally, here's quick justification, why I belive those packages should be part of the Debian: After almost 2 years of development, Dibbler is stable enough to be merged into Debian. Sooner or later, IPv6 will come. Debian should be ready for that.

Tomasz Mrugalski,           | "I think there is a world market for     |
spam(at)klub(dot)com(dot)pl |  about five computers."                  |
                            |     Thomas J. Watson (Chairman, IBM) 1943|

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