adding crypto support to GENERIC

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.ORG
Thu Nov 20 08:10:41 PST 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Eric Masson wrote:

> >>>>> "Wilko" == Wilko Bulte <wkb at> writes:
>  >> Are there any of those left ?
>  Wilko> France ?
> Use of cryptographic devices seems to spread quickly these days in
> France, Laws have been seriously softened in this area, but I don't know
> for sure actual status. 
> I'll check on a french security dedicated group. 

Regardless, would the prohibition be on possession of the drivers for
crypto hardware, or on possession and/or use of the crypto hardware?  (In
the US, export or even use of algorithm-independent crypto interfaces has
been covered by export restrictions in the past, FYI).  The hardware
device drivers contain no crypto themselves, they just make use of
hardware that's there.  I would have thought the software algorithm
implementations would be much more of an issue... 

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Network Associates Laboratories

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