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Date:	Wed, 16 Jan 2008 23:59:23 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	timo.teras@....fi
Cc:	herbert@...dor.apana.org.au, hadi@...erus.ca,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Fixing SA/SP dumps on netlink/af_key

From: Timo_Teräs <timo.teras@....fi>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:38:15 +0200

> David Miller wrote:
> > From: Timo_Teräs <timo.teras@....fi>
> > 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.

You can't implement a keying daemon without policy support, and policy
support is where the "non-standardized extensions" live.

Doing anything other than "life support" bug fixes for AF_KEY is
inappropriate.
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