Debian Bug report logs - #647505
RFP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol

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

Reported by: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>

Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:33:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#647505; Package wnpp. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:33:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:13:46 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>

* Package name    : tcp-over-dns
  Version         : 1.3
  Upstream Author : Tim Valenzuela
* URL             : http://analogbit.com/software/tcp-over-dns
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Java
  Description     : TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol

tcp-over-dns contains a special dns server and a special dns client. The
client and server work in tandem to provide a TCP (and UDP!) tunnel
through the standard DNS protocol.

This is similiar to the defunct NSTX dns tunelling software. The purpose
of this software to is succeed where NSTX failed. For me at least, all
NSTX tunnels disconnect within tens of seconds in real world situations.
tcp-over-dns was written to be quite robust while at the same time
providing acceptable bandwidth speeds.




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Bug#647505; Package wnpp. (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:42:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Timo Juhani Lindfors <timo.lindfors@iki.fi>:
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From: Timo Juhani Lindfors <timo.lindfors@iki.fi>
To: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>
Cc: 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:37:48 +0200
Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net> writes:
> This is similiar to the defunct NSTX dns tunelling software. The purpose
> of this software to is succeed where NSTX failed. For me at least, all
> NSTX tunnels disconnect within tens of seconds in real world situations.
> tcp-over-dns was written to be quite robust while at the same time
> providing acceptable bandwidth speeds.

Hmm, is there a bug report about this? It'd be nice if we had one robust
solution instead of multiple solutions with different bugs...






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From: martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>
To: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>, 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:51:36 +0100
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also sprach Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net> [2011.11.03.1213 +0100]:
> This is similiar to the defunct NSTX dns tunelling software. The purpose
> of this software to is succeed where NSTX failed. For me at least, all
> NSTX tunnels disconnect within tens of seconds in real world situations.
> tcp-over-dns was written to be quite robust while at the same time
> providing acceptable bandwidth speeds.

How does it compare to iodine, which works very well, and which
provides IP-over-DNS, rather than just a transport-layer protocol.

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Message #20 received at 647505@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
To: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>, 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 14:04:38 +0100
On 03/11/11 at 12:13 +0100, Wolfgang Frisch wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>
> 
> * Package name    : tcp-over-dns
>   Version         : 1.3
>   Upstream Author : Tim Valenzuela
> * URL             : http://analogbit.com/software/tcp-over-dns
> * License         : BSD
>   Programming Lang: Java
>   Description     : TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
> 
> tcp-over-dns contains a special dns server and a special dns client. The
> client and server work in tandem to provide a TCP (and UDP!) tunnel
> through the standard DNS protocol.
> 
> This is similiar to the defunct NSTX dns tunelling software. The purpose
> of this software to is succeed where NSTX failed. For me at least, all
> NSTX tunnels disconnect within tens of seconds in real world situations.
> tcp-over-dns was written to be quite robust while at the same time
> providing acceptable bandwidth speeds.

How does it compare with iodine?

Lucas




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Message #25 received at 647505@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>
To: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>, 647505@bugs.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:27:51 +0100
On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 12:13:46PM +0100, Wolfgang Frisch wrote:
>   Description     : TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol

How does this differ to dns2tcp?

Bastian

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From: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:28:01 +0100
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On Nov 03, Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net> wrote:

> * Package name    : tcp-over-dns
How is this different from dns2tcp?

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Marco
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From: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>, 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:33:00 +0100
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On Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:27:51 +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 12:13:46PM +0100, Wolfgang Frisch wrote:
> >   Description     : TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
> How does this differ to dns2tcp?

Or iodine?

Cheers,
gregor
 
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From: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 18:00:31 +0100
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On Nov 03, gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> wrote:

> > On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 12:13:46PM +0100, Wolfgang Frisch wrote:
> > >   Description     : TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
> > How does this differ to dns2tcp?
> Or iodine?
iodine tunnels IP, which is not very efficient if you only need ssh.

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From: Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>
To: 647505@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647505: ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 22:22:40 +0100
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My source and binary packages for tcp-over-dns-1.3-1 are available here:
http://wfr.t28.net/tcp-over-dns.dpkg/

(OpenPGP key id: C9AC5D5D)

They are built against a clean Debian unstable system on amd64 using
cowbuilder.

Anne Bezemer wrote:
> Try iodine, already in Debian, or http://code.kryo.se/iodine/
> (SVN source used to be much better than Debian-packaged older version, but haven't checked lately.)
> Also, that's plain C with tun/tap, not java. And versions for Android/iPhone available.
Interesting recommendation. I was not aware of iodine yet.

On 11/03/2011 12:51 PM, martin f krafft wrote:
> How does it compare to iodine, which works very well, and which
> provides IP-over-DNS, rather than just a transport-layer protocol.
>

Since I haven't tried iodine yet, I can't really compare them well.
However from what I gathered from the iodine manual just now, it seems
both solutions have some common features. For instance both allow
clients to choose one of various payload encoding methods, for DNS
servers with particular restrictions like an unusable 0x20 bit
(upper/lowercase). Both use compression, tcp-over-dns uses LZMA
specifically.

Analogbit's tcp-over-dns has a somewhat simpler approach to tunneled
traffic and works much like an SSH local port forwarding (-L).
The clients do not require elevated privileges or access to a TUN/TAP
device.
It is written in pure Java and does not have any native
dependencies which makes it very portable. The complete client is
contained in one Jar file.



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Bug#647505; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:41:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 647505@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: tcp-over-dns: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:22 +0200
retitle 647505 RFP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
noowner 647505
tag 647505 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of tcp-over-dns back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

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

 retitle 647505 ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol
 owner 647505 !
 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 <647505@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: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol' from 'ITP: tcp-over-dns -- TCP tunnel through the standard DNS protocol' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:48:41 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Wolfgang Frisch <wfpub@roembden.net>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:48:42 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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