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Re: Is shorewall abandoned in sid?

"Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@connexer.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 06:15:53PM +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > "David A." <achoice@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > Jeff Zhang wrote:
> > > > The BTS of shorewall has a little long time between responses to bugs
> > > > report and 3.0.7 is also very lag of official stable version(3.2.4).
> > > > Does anybody maintain it?
> > > 
> > > I like shorewall. But I too am worried by to big lag. I don't want to
> > > run an out-of-date firewall.
> > 
> > The actual firewall is your kernel. Shorewall is just a nicer way of
> > configuring it. I'm not very worried about the lag. Just consider
> > stable still runs 2.2.3
> > 
> I just emailed Lorenzo Martignoni, the Debian shorewall maintainer, to
> offer my help in getting the 3.2 version packaged up so that it can ship
> with Etch.  I also use shorewall on all my machines and think it is
> great.  Due to some bugs and other configuration issues, specifically
> with virtual networking/bridging in relation to Xen, I had to update to
> version 3.0.6 before it was in Debian.  When 3.0.7 was uploaded into
> Debian, I immediately downloaded the packages and was quite happy that
> it had made it in.  I really would like to see the most up to date
> shorewall in Debian.  If anyone is able to test the packages and is
> willing to help, that may speed the process.  I will report back once I
> hear from Lorenzo.

Hhmm, I am running stable (with a bit of testing) on my firewall/gateway
and was planning to make it pure stable when etch gets released. But I
could make an exception for a good cause :) My setup is pretty simple
though, I'm not sure if it's suitable for extensive testing it.

Regards, Andrei
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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