[cgl_discussion] USAGI IPsec question

Venkata Jagana jagana at us.ibm.com
Tue Apr 15 08:53:40 PDT 2003

Can't speak for legal issues but personally, I don't see any issues
with it simply because of the following reasons:

USAGI is using crypto algos based on the crypto patch(s) available
from www.kerneli.org and in fact, these patches have also been accepted
mainline 2.5 kernel. This is itself speaks for the usage of these algos
by any distro releasing a kernel based on 2.5.

btw, usagi patches have become part of CGL and the distros seem to be
picking up these patches to be CGL compliant.

In addition, the US govt has eased the restrictions on the use of these
algos but don't have a ptr to this directive now.

Hope this helps.


                      "Ibrahim Haddad (LMC)"                                                                                                
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Hi everyone,

There seems to be a rumor that there could be some legal problems using
Usagi crypto algorithm for IPsec together with Linux in products in the
USA. Is the rumor true? Any info on that would be very useful.

Thanks a lot,

*These are my views and not necessarily those of my employer*

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