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Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "bro".

* Package name    : bro
  Version         : 1.5-2
  Upstream Author : Vern Paxson <vern@icir.org> & Robin Sommer <robin@icir.org> & many others
* URL             : http://bro-ids.org
* License         : http://bro-ids.org/license.html
  Section         : net

It builds these binary packages:
bro        - Policy based intrusion detection system
bro-control - interactive shell for operating Bro installations.
bro-doc    - Policy based intrusion detection system documentation.
bro-utils  - Utilities for the BRO Intrusion Detection System
libbroccoli3 - Bro Communications library
libbroccoli3-dev - Bro Communications library -- development
python-broccoli - Bro Communications library -- python bindings
python-subnettree - Python library for matching addresses using longest-prefix matchi

My motivation for maintaining this package is:
 I've been running bro on Debian for a few years now installed in /usr/local.
Most users run bro on FreeBSD, I am hoping that having it packaged on
Debian(and Debian/kFreeBSD) will make it really easy for new users to get a Bro
installation up and running.

The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/b/bro
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/b/bro/bro_1.5-2.dsc

The package is not ready to be uploaded yet, I still have a bunch of lintian
warnings to go through, including writing what will be the first man page for
many of the included binaries(which I will send upstream).

That said, I would like some feedback on how I am building the package now,
specifically if the debian/rules and debian/control files look sane.

being a multibinary+library+python package this is probably one of the hardest
things to package, but I figure if I can tackle this I can do anything.

Please CC replies.

-- Justin Azoff
-- Security & Network Performance Analyst

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