Debian Bug report logs - #567816
RFP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: dererk@madap.com.ar

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:54:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#567816; Package wnpp. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:54:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: dererk@madap.com.ar
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:48:09 -0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

Package name: htbgen
Version: 20070223+git
Upstream Author: Luciano Ruete <luciano at praga org ar>
URL: http://www.praga.org.ar/wacko/DevPraga/htbgen
License: GPL2+
Description: Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution
.
htb-gen is meant to be an easy, scalable and yet powerfull bandwidth
management tool.
.
You can set limits on up/down rates from the bandwidth budget for each
host or network that goes trough your router/firewall.
.
Priorized traffic (web, mail, gaming, ftp, voip, streaming) is
preferred over Junk traffic (kazaa, emule, etc). Dynamic
bandwith borrow and re-assignation is done between host thanks to
HTB boundaries.
.
Due to htb-gen being based into bash-like scriping, and then nature of
HTB to classify and inject traffic into the network, the capability of
getting it embedding into router/firewalls is an awesome feature, even into
boxes with extremely low resources, in contrast to other class-based
queueing algorithms, like Qdisc and others.
.
Side note, the packet clasification is done by iptables





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#567816; Package wnpp. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:36:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>. (Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:36:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 567816@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
To: dererk@madap.com.ar, 567816@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#567816: ITP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:34:58 +0000
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 12:48:09PM -0300, dererk@madap.com.ar wrote:
> Package name: htbgen
> Version: 20070223+git
> Upstream Author: Luciano Ruete <luciano at praga org ar>
> URL: http://www.praga.org.ar/wacko/DevPraga/htbgen
> License: GPL2+
> Description: Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution

This description could use some work. The short description is almost
meaningless on its own, and quality measures like "and effective"
don't live in Debian package descriptions (if it isn't effective, why
is it in Debian?); neither do words like "solution" which doesn't tell
us anything.

How about:

Description: Simple home/small/medium ISP bandwidth management tool

> htb-gen is meant to be an easy, scalable and yet powerfull bandwidth
> management tool.
> .

This paragraph should probably be dropped for the same reason.

> You can set limits on up/down rates from the bandwidth budget for each
> host or network that goes trough your router/firewall.
> .
> Priorized traffic (web, mail, gaming, ftp, voip, streaming) is
  ^^^^^^^^^

Prioritized

> preferred over Junk traffic (kazaa, emule, etc). Dynamic
> bandwith borrow
           ^^^^^^

borrowing

> and re-assignation is done between host thanks to

I'm not sure what "between host" should mean - I guess "between hosts"?

> HTB boundaries.
> .

> Due to htb-gen being based into bash-like scriping, and then nature of
> HTB to classify and inject traffic into the network, the capability of
> getting it embedding into router/firewalls is an awesome feature, even into
> boxes with extremely low resources, in contrast to other class-based
> queueing algorithms, like Qdisc and others.
> .

I didn't understand this paragraph at all the first time I read it.
The English needs a little work, but even once I try and rewrite it to
make grammatical sense, its sense seems unclear. I think it means
something like this though:

"In contrast to Qdisc, and other similar tools, htb-gen is suitable for
embedding into routers and firewalls with low resources. This is due
to the use of bash-like scripting[*] and the underlying design of HTB."

[*] this really needs to be explained a bit more - why does bash-like
scripting make it low-resource friendly, and what does base-*like*
mean in the context?

> Side note, the packet clasification is done by iptables
                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

classification

s/Side note, t/T/

Regards,
Dominic.

-- 
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#567816; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:47:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:47:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 567816@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 567816@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: htb-gen: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:07:20 +0000
retitle 567816 RFP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution
noowner 567816
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of htb-gen back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting htb-gen, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 567816 ITP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution
 owner 567816 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <567816@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution' from 'ITP: htb-gen -- Simple and effective home/small/medium ISP bandwidth solution' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:54:37 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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