Could you please update the Netfilter Extensions HOWTO ?
laforge at netfilter.org
Wed Apr 12 15:10:09 CEST 2006
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:34:54PM +0200, Ing. BcA. Ivan Dolezal wrote:
> this may sound stupid but could you please update the Netfilter
> Extensions HOWTO? It says something about using CVS which doesn't work. I
> found somewhere in a mailing list that I should use Subversion. When I
> downloaded the stuff, I was confused from more patch-o-matics. It all made
> me quite disgusted...
> I do appreciate your work, but its usefulness goes down with smoothness
> of usage.
The extensions HOWTO (which was contributed to netfilter.org) was
abandoned by its original author, as it seems.
A volunteer project lives from contributions by volunteers.
The netfilter core team is mostly busy with development tasks and with
keeping the project running. There's no time left for any kind of
documentation, I fear.
We don't even have a webmaster - the core developers themselves are
taking care of that (involuntarily).
The only non-technical project member we have is Travis, our listmaster.
> Did you guys think of transfering docs to wiki?
A wiki needs somebody who takes care of the maintenance. Otherwise you
get problems with inaccurate information, spam and the like. So whether
a wiki or old-style HOWTOS: Somebody needs to take care.
Unless we see more people volunteering in the area of documentation, I
don't think this is going to change, sorry.
- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org> http://netfilter.org/
"Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
on while IP was being designed." -- Paul Vixie
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