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task #6006: Submission of Gratuitous ARP Daemon

Submitted by:  Anand Babu <ab>
Submitted on:  Sun 22 Oct 2006 06:50:11 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sun 22 Oct 2006 07:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Wed 01 Nov 2006 08:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Fri 10 Nov 2006 09:34:27 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi Anand,

I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail containing detailed information about the approval.
As for using GNU Arch as version control system: it can be enabled in the project's administration interface (entry is named 'Select Features').



Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat 04 Nov 2006 08:49:59 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks Stephan,
I will wait for the approval.
Anand Babu.

Anand Babu <ab>
Sat 04 Nov 2006 08:21:44 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi Anand,

I'm going to ask the GNU Eval team for some input on the question you stated in the 'other comments' section of your submission. However, I'm quite sure there will at least be need for some sort of 'mini-eval' in order to appoint you as maintainer of garpd.



Stephan Peijnik <sp>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sun 22 Oct 2006 06:50:11 PM UTC, original submission:  

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Full Name:
  Gratuitous ARP Daemon

System Group Name:

  Official GNU software

  GNU General Public License V2 or later

  garpd - Gratuitous ARP Daemon:
Broadcasts Gratuitous ARPs for a list of MAC address <-> IP address mappings on specified interfaces at regular intervals.

A gratuitous ARP request is an AddressResolutionProtocol request packet where the source and destination IP are both set to the IP of the machine issuing the packet and the destination MAC is the broadcast address ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. Ordinarily, no reply packet will occur. Gratuitous ARP reply is a reply to which no request has been made.

Gratuitous ARPs are useful to update ARP tables of switches, routers and other hosts to route packets to a designated IP address.

Garpd was developed as a part of GNU FreeIPMI project. Some of the IPMI implementations doesn't implement GARP broadcast functionality in their NICS. When the host OS is down and BMC is active listening for IPMI packets on the NIC, it needs to inform other switches/routers to route packets to its NIC. Because Garpd is useful for other purposes too, we decided to make it as a separate project.

URL: http://ftp.zresearch.com/people/ab/garpd-0.1.0.tar.gz

Other Software Required:
  No dependencies.

Other Comments:
  Garpd is separated out of existing GNU FreeIPMI, because it is useful for others too. I don't know if it has to go through GNU Evaluation once more?

I also would like to use GNU Arch repository instead of CVS.

Anand Babu <ab>


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