Debian Bug report logs - #627993
RFP: ipmasq -- IP Masquerade NAT (Network Adress Translation)

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

Reported by: "Christopher Forster" <christopherforster@spray.se>

Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 09:54:16 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: "Christopher Forster" <christopherforster@spray.se>
To: <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: ipmasq -- IP Masquerade NAT (Network Adress Translation)
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 02:51:59 -0700
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Package: wnpp
Version: 4.0.8-7; reported 2011-03-21
Severity: wishlist
 
* Package name : ipmasq
Version : 4.0.8-7
Upstream Author : Brian Bassett <bbassett@bbassett.net>
* URL : http://www.bbassett.net/ipmasq/
<http://www.bbassett.net/ipmasq/> 
* License : GPL
Description : This package contains scripts to initialize IP Masquerade
for use as a firewall. IP Masquerade is a feature of Linux that allows
an entire network of computers to be connected to another network
(usually the Internet) with only one network address on the other
network. IP Masquerade is often referred to as NAT (Network Address
Translation) on other platforms.


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From: Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <tolimar@debian.org>
To: Christopher Forster <christopherforster@spray.se>, 627993@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#627993: RFP: ipmasq -- IP Masquerade NAT (Network Adress Translation)
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 14:09:52 +0200
Hi Christopher!

* Christopher Forster <christopherforster@spray.se> [110526 11:51]:

> * Package name : ipmasq
> Version : 4.0.8-7
> Upstream Author : Brian Bassett <bbassett@bbassett.net>
> * URL : http://www.bbassett.net/ipmasq/
> <http://www.bbassett.net/ipmasq/> 
> * License : GPL
> Description : This package contains scripts to initialize IP Masquerade
> for use as a firewall. IP Masquerade is a feature of Linux that allows
> an entire network of computers to be connected to another network
> (usually the Internet) with only one network address on the other
> network. IP Masquerade is often referred to as NAT (Network Address
> Translation) on other platforms.

Thanks for your interest in Debian, but are you sure this package is
needed?

It has been part of Debian previously, but given up by it's former
maintainer (see http://bugs.debian.org/538384 for details).  In the
removal request he said "it would need substancial reworking (upstream
wise, not packaging wise) for modern environments, while at the same
time there are other similar packages in debian already."

So I'm wondering if there has been any new development since then?  Also
it seems, that the Homepage you mention above is kind of dead; last
changed in 1999, and the last version offered there for download is
3.4.4, which seems to be even older than the version in Debian's
oldstable release.

So can you you elaborate on why the package should be reintroduced and
if there's any upstream activity (and if so, where?)?


Best Regards,
  Alexander




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