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Bug#308725: ITP: dhcpv6 -- a stateful address autoconfiguration protocol for IPv6

On 5/12/05, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo <fenio@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 08:03:34PM -0500, Adam M. wrote:
> [...]
> > Current upstream does not appear to be very active. I'm not yet certain
> > whether I will make this a Debian package or Upstrea/Debian patch.
> So maybe it would be good idea to package some more active project named
> dibbler? Its author wants to package his software for Debian.

Well, I just DL dibbler. The source code is C++, while dhcpv6 is C
only. The source code for dibbler is much, much larger than dhcpv6.
Dibbler also seems it wants to be a stateless server, like radvd in
addition to DHCPv6 server.

The last revision of dibbler seems to be in December 2004. The last
revision of dhcpv6 is about a year ago.

>From the sources, Dibbler seems to have a linux, windows 2k and xp
ports. dhcpv6 is more for the BSD environment only.

I don't know. I really think that maybe it would be best of dibbler
AND dhcpv6 were packaged separately. It seems these two packages are
complimentary, like Apache and webfs. Also, I do not think dibbler's
client could ever be part of base due to its size. The upstream
tarball contains the dibbler-client at about 1 meg.

- Adam

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