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Date:	Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:38:15 +0200
From:	Timo Teräs <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Fixing SA/SP dumps on netlink/af_key

David Miller wrote:
> From: Timo_Teräs <>
> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 08:27:14 +0200
>> I don't know about netlink. But pfkey works in *BSD too and it is RFC'd.
>> So I'd say pfkey might be a bit more portable. Though netlink is definitely
>> more robust and extensive.
> The RFCs say absolutely nothing about policy interfaces for AF_KEY,
> everybody rolls their own in slightly incompatible ways.
> It is therefore anything but standardized.

Yes, there's non-standardized extensions. But the point was that there are
other implementations of pfkey. And ipsec-tools racoon is an example of
a widely used application that runs in Linux and *BSD using this API. So
for the time being I'd consider having pfkey fixes as a good thing. This
pfkey dumping problem seems to be affecting many users.

- Timo
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