Bug 1285873 - request to include redsocks in repo
request to include redsocks in repo
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-11-26 14:18 EST by Aleksandar Kostadinov
Modified: 2015-12-02 08:44 EST (History)
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Description Aleksandar Kostadinov 2015-11-26 14:18:55 EST
redsocks package - http://darkk.net.ru/redsocks/

A very useful tool to get traffic tunnelled through a http connect proxy or socks4/5 server selectively.

Basically it runs as a local daemon. Administrator can DNAT particular TCP (limited DNS and UDP support) traffic to the port daemon is listening to. Then daemon does the magic to tunnel it through proxy or socks (depending on config). Priceless when applications do not support socks/proxy or wanting to redirect VM traffic through particular channel without prior knowledge what app will be running inside, etc. many more usage scenarios.

Debian already has a package. I tried `alien` over the debian testing package + `rpmrebuild -pe` to remove directory entries like `/`, `/lib/`, etc. After that everything seems to be working as expected. Including `systemd` integration. So I hope it wont be hard to include in fedora.
Comment 1 James Hogarth 2015-12-02 08:44:23 EST
This bug tracker and component is for a review request to package something and not to request that someone else package something.

If you'd like to join the Fedora package maintainers yourself and package this up please review the wiki page describing the process:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers

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