Hacking Thy Fearful Symmetry

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Thinking about taking over NetPacket

February 12, 2008
perl wireshark netpacket

At $work, an application that I wrote (remora, a companion application to Wireshark) is extensively using NetPacket. NetPacket is very handy but, alas, has some bugs, and seem to be orphaned (the latest update is from 2003). I've tried to poke the maintainers, but Stephanie Wehner's email is no longer working, and Tim Potter didn't reply yet (although, to be fair, I only began to poke last week).

Bottom line, I'm playing with the idea of taking over the module so that I can churn a new version with the bug fixes. So if anyone out there is in contact with Stephanie or Tim, can you let them know a madman is nefariously organizing a coup? Thanks.:-)

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Yanick Champoux
Perl necrohacker , ACP writer, orchid lover. Slightly bonker all around. he/him/his