adding crypto support to GENERIC
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 freebie.xs4all.nl> 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 fledge.watson.org Network Associates Laboratories
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