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RFS: libiwtan

Good morning to all mentors,

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

* Package name    : libiwtan
  Version         : 0.1-1
  Upstream Author : Marco Cornolti
* URL             : http://iwtan.sourceforge.net
* License         : GPL v3
  Section         : libs

It builds these binary packages:
libiwtan   - meta-package for the IWTAN Wireless Topology Analyzer library
libiwtan-dev - IWTAN: Wireless Topology Analyzer - development files
libiwtan0  - IWTAN: Wireless Topology Analyzer

The package appears to be lintian clean.

My motivation for maintaining this package is:

IWTAN: Wireless Topology Analyzer is a library for the analysis of
wireless networks. Processing frames captured by a wireless interface in
monitor mode, the library tries to guess the topology of the reachable
wireless networks (i.e., what Access Points and stations are reachable
and how they are associated to each other). From the analyzed frames,
IWTAN also takes some information about the components of the networks
(like their MAC and IP addresses, the kind of used encryption, etc). The
frames can be retrieved from libpcap but the usage of pcap is not mandatory.

The library is completely written in C with the aim of being lightweight
in terms of CPU and memory usage. It is thought to be versatile and
suitable for many applications, for example it supports several
"contexts" from which the packets are captured. This means a central
program using the library can receive the packets from more than one
probe and process them accordingly (this application has many use cases).

The documentation is written with Doxygen with the aim of incrasing
usability. The library is also configured with the autotools for better

This library will also be integrated as a plugin for ntop in further
releases (see debian package ntop).

There is a lot of ways this software can be fixed and expanded. The
development of IWTAN is open to external contribution.

The best way to have an idea of what IWTAN does, is to use a
demonstration GUI (package iwtan-gui) that I've uploaded on
mentors.debian.net, which shows some basic functionality of the library
(I'm searching for a sponsor for that package too).

The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/l/libiwtan
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
main contrib non-free
- dget

I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.

Kind regards
 Marco Cornolti

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