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Bug#596753: RFP -> ITP: 2ping -- bi-directional ping utility to determine direction of packet

Hi Francois, hi Ryan,

Francois Marier wrote:
> > I intend to package 2ping as it seems to fit quite nicely into the set
> > of tools I usually have on nearly all of my boxes.
> > 
> > Co-maintainers welcome, nevertheless.
> Just FYI, you may want to get in touch with the upstream developer (who is a
> Debian Maintainer).

Oops. I explicitly looked for his name in the NM list to see if that's
the case, because I didn't want to steal that package from some
upcoming Debian Developer. But I forgot that you can be DM without
being in NM.

> When I asked him about this, he said that he was wanting to finalize
> the protocol before packaging it for Debian.

Well, I read that on the website, too, and initially had the same
thought. But then I asked myself: why not? If I want to distribute
software on my boxes, I want to do that in .deb format, so I wouldn't
be unhappy to have the current state packaged somewhere anyway. Debian
Experimental would be a place where I'd expect software with such a
"not stabilized protocol" label.

Anyway, I'm happy if Ryan wants to package his software himself and
available for sponsoring or co-maintaining. Feel free to change the
owner of this bug appropriately. Haven't done much more than dh-make
so far, so no work would be lost. Instead I distributed the Perl
script itself to $HOME/bin on some of my boxes already. :-)

		Regards, Axel
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