[Openswan Users] openbsd ipsec backdoor rumors
paul at xelerance.com
Tue Dec 14 22:11:40 EST 2010
On Tue, 14 Dec 2010, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> their code and subject them to US export restrictions from Canada. I
> HATE to say this but the collapse of the FreeS/WAN project and its
> evolution into the Openswan and StrongSWAN forks, along with the
Note that the openswan split was done after a meeting that included
John. We met up at CCC in 2003 and mutually decided to fork. He then
did 2 more "stability" releases that also removed some IETF code such
as AH and transport mode. All active developers/employees moved to
openswan, and a month or two later Andreas left to start strongswan.
> inclusion of the IPSec code into the Linux kernel with the relaxation of
> the EAR regulations, was a very welcome development to me. They made
> great contributions but time moved on.
Yes, as a non-US citizen, the freeswan limitations were hampering me as well.
> You are correct, though. The kerneli.org project was hosted in Europe
> and NOT subject to ITAR / EAR regulations or the restrictions of
> Canadian / US treaties,
Also, freeswan was published from the Netherlands. Complicating things even more.
But we welcome your patches, and will check them for FBI inteference :)
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