Bug 1101284 - DenyHosts project has new upstream website/maintainer
Summary: DenyHosts project has new upstream website/maintainer
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: denyhosts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Tibbitts
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-05-26 15:12 UTC by Jesse
Modified: 2015-02-25 13:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: denyhosts-2.9-4.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-02-25 13:30:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jesse 2014-05-26 15:12:55 UTC
Description of problem:

The DenyHosts script has been forked and is now being actively maintained by a new upstream. The new website/source location is http://denyhost.sf.net

The fork includes several security fixes and updates which will be beneficial to Fedora users.

Comment 1 Jason Tibbitts 2014-05-26 15:32:43 UTC
How interesting; there is no mention at all of this on the denyhosts mailing list.  Still, I would at least consider treating this as a different project that perhaps someone else may want to package.

Comment 2 Jesse 2014-05-26 15:48:53 UTC
Why would there be any mention of it on the DenyHosts mailing list, the project has been effectively dorment for about six years. With the original upstream of DenyHosts no longer maintained, it makes sense to package the new upstream as the Fedora DenyHosts package. Debian is switching their DenyHosts package to use the new upstream as is FreeBSD.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 20:43:18 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 4 Jason Tibbitts 2015-02-05 20:56:07 UTC
I would add, upon reading comment 2, that while denyhosts development has been dead, the denyhosts mailing list still exists and gets occasional traffic by people actually trying to use the software.  If someone's going to fork the project they really should try to alert the people who are most impacted by the fork: the users.

Comment 5 Jesse 2015-02-05 21:11:36 UTC
In reference to comments #1 and #4, where Jason said "there is no mention at all of this on the denyhosts mailing list", there was talk about forking DenyHosts and planned features for the new version back in June of 2014. Here is a link to it:

Comment 6 Jason Tibbitts 2015-02-05 21:17:30 UTC
Hmm, interesting.  I guess I interpreted that as a completely new project that someone would need to pick up.  In any case, the code from the fork on github is in Fedora now, and I'll cherry pick patches or just pull a snapshot if that would be useful.

Comment 7 Jesse 2015-02-05 21:31:30 UTC
Whichever is most convenient for you. And the team working on the code is accepting and testing patches, some of the ones in queue are for improving systemd support which will be nice.

Comment 8 Jason Tibbitts 2015-02-05 21:39:51 UTC
Indeed, I'm already up on the github site (filed an issue yesterday) and have had some correspondence with Matthew.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 22:34:16 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-2.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 22:36:13 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-02-07 04:01:38 UTC
Package denyhosts-2.9-2.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing denyhosts-2.9-2.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2015-02-11 01:33:12 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-4.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2015-02-11 01:33:40 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-4.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2015-02-25 13:30:29 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-4.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2015-02-25 13:30:52 UTC
denyhosts-2.9-4.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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