echolot - Pinger for anonymous remailers such as Mixmaster

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename echolot_2.1.9-1.1_all.deb
Package name echolot
Package version 2.1.9
Package release 1.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category interface::daemon mail mail::smtp network::scanner network::server protocol::smtp role::program use::monitor use::proxying
License -
Maintainer Peter Palfrader <>
Download size 76.63 KB
Installed size 341.00 KB
A Pinger in the context of anonymous remailers is a program that
regularly sends messages through remailers to determine their status.
Based on the responses, the Pinger calculates reliability statistics
which may be used by remailer clients to choose a chain of remailers to
Furthermore, Echolot collects configuration parameters and keys of
remailers and offers the collected information in a format readable by
remailer clients.  This helps reduce the administration effort required
to use or host remailers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
echolot_2.1.9-1.1_all.deb 2.1.9 all Debian Main
echolot - - -


Name Value
adduser -
gnupg >= 1.0.7
libdigest-md5-perl -
libgnupg-interface-perl >= 0.33
libhtml-template-perl -
mail-transport-agent -
mixmaster -
postfix -


Type URL
Binary Package echolot_2.1.9-1.1_all.deb
Source Package echolot

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install echolot deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install echolot




2016-10-17 - Fernando Ike <>
echolot (2.1.9-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Updated DH level to 10. (Closes: #817444)
* debian/control:
- Added Homepage field.
- Added ${misc:Depends} in Depends field.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
* debian/copyright:
- Fixed license link.
* debian/watch:
- Created the watch file.
* Run wrap-and-sort -ast.
2014-10-22 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version.
2012-10-15 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Really fix the markup typo in the pingd manpage.
2012-10-15 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-7) unstable; urgency=low
* No longer ship /var/run/echolot in the package.  Based upon
work by Thomas Goirand (closes: #689889).
* Fix a markup typo in the pingd manpage.
* Fix an error in README.Debian where we say /etc/default/echolot
when we mean /etc/init.d/echolot.
* Fix a spelling mistake in README.Debian (closes: #459926).
* Fix the name of an option in an example in pingd.conf(5)
(closes: #459938).
* Update the address for the remops mailinglist in README.Debian
(closes: #563810).
2007-12-10 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-6) unstable; urgency=low
* In postrm during purge remove (rm -rf) /var/lib/echolot instead of
/var/lib/echolot/*.  (This seems cleaner, even tho /var/lib/echolot, the
directory, should be removed a bit later by dpkg anyway since it's part of
the package.  Since it is the home directory of the echolot user it quite
possible that some admin action caused dot files to appear in that
* Also rm -rf /var/log/echolot in postrm purge (closes: #455105).
* Move DH_COMPAT from the rules file into debian/compat.
* Add LSB tags to init script.
2006-06-17 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Increase Standards-Version from 3.6.2 to 3.7.2 without any
additional changes.
* Change the build time dependency on debhelper from a
Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends.
2006-03-06 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Properly quote arguments to su -c, since its behaviour has changed.
* Update to debhelper compatibility level 4, no other changes required
(we were already build depending on debhelper >= 4.1.16).
2005-10-09 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Increase Standards-Version to 3.6.2 from 3.6.1.
* Add dependency on adduser since we need it in postinst.
* Fix format of chown argument from echolot.adm to echolot:adm.
* Update FSF address in debian/copyright.
2005-10-09 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Since we removed all the debconf templates in 2.1.7-1 we don't need
to depend on debconf at all.  If it is installed however we still
purge our debconf database on upgrades  (closes: #331811).
2005-04-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
echolot (2.1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- redirect init script output to /dev/null in logrotate.

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