Bug#758696: ITP: ppp-gatekeeper -- PPP Gatekeeper manages and load balances main, redundant and failover PPP connections
Owner: Nigel Kukard <email@example.com>
* Package name : ppp-gatekeeper
Version : 0.1.0-201406111015
Upstream Author : Nigel Kukard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://gitlab.devlabs.linuxassist.net/ppp-gatekeeper/ppp-gatekeeper
* License : GPLv3+
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : PPP Gatekeeper manages and load balances main, redundant and failover PPP connections
PPP Gatekeeper is a daemon that manages PPPOE connections supporting
various levels of redundancy and failover.
Traffic can be routed using round-robin and random strategies over links
of similar priority. Static IP route lists can also be provided for specific
routing purposes. DNS can also be load balanced over multiple links.
- why is this package useful/relevant?
This package is useful because it allows one to configure multiple PPP
connections and actively load balance default/static routing and DNS
over these links. It also allows failover connections to be established
which will then receive the relevant routing table(s) when the main link(s)
go down. It is extremely useful for those who have multiple DSL lines or
which want to use something like 3G or other methods as a backup should
the main link go down.
- how do you plan to maintain it?
I am the upstream and plan to maintain it using a separate git project
on our gitlab system. https://gitlab.devlabs.linuxassist.net
I have multiple paid staff who are employed to maintain the software
package and for whom I will accept MR's for.
I will handle the packaging myself and uploading for the sponsor.
- looking for co-maintainers? do you need a sponsor?
I do need a sponsor, ref https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=751009