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[tcpcrypt-dev] Kernel patch for Linux 3.10.10?

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Mon Sep 9 09:17:24 PDT 2013

Mark Handley wrote this message on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 08:15 -0700:
> I think dormant would be a better description.  
> Two years ago we failed to get much traction for the takeup of tcpcrypt.
>  I think all the people who worked on it still believe it's the right
> thing to do, and the internet drafts had been kept alive.  With recent
> events, it's likely there's more demand than two years ago, and we're
> looking into how to move forward on this again.

So, does this mean we should get the draft going again?  How do we?
Can someone like myself take up the banner to get it going?

I have some time on my hands now, and am interested in getting this
work into FreeBSD's kernel (not just a userland implementation)...

My closest experience w/ the IETF is trying to get a mime-type registered
w/ the IANA...

Glad to see that some of the original people are still around. :)

> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013, at 07:01 AM, Marti Raudsepp wrote:
> > The tcpcrypt project has been dead for a long time now; the last git
> > commit was over 2 years ago and the latest RFC draft expired this
> > March without renewal (which itself was only a copy of the previous
> > draft posted in February 2012).
> > 
> > Even if the patch applies and works, it still most likely has bugs and
> > you are probably on your own in supporting it. So unless you want to
> > take that commitment, just forget about tcpcrypt.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Marti
> > 
> > On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Peter Simons <simons at> wrote:
> > > Hi Quinn,
> > >
> > >  > As far as I know, there is no newer patch than what's on
> > >  > or
> > >
> > > do you (or anyone else) happen to know about the state of that patch? Is
> > > it realistic to assume that it's going to work with a recent kernel?
> > >
> > > Is there maybe someone who has actual experience running Linux 3.10.x
> > > with these patches installed?

  John-Mark Gurney				Voice: +1 415 225 5579

     "All that I will do, has been done, All that I have, has not."

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