Subject: NetBSD Export Control List Clarification
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Siju George <email@example.com>
Date: 04/06/2007 05:47:23
On 4/5/07, Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have redirected this to pkgsrc-users because your query is about
> pkgsrc not NetBSD proper.
Thanks a million Greg :-)
I subscribed to that list too now.
> Could you explain what issues you are having and seeking to avoid?
> India is not on the list of prohibited countries.
Yes Basically it involves Downloading Cryptographic Software from
websites in the US.
I hear some talk that except for Canada some Cryptographic Software
should not be downloaded from US.
> Is there any way to disable pkgsrc to download Software from sites
> located in countries such as US that restricts some forms of Software
> from being downloaded?
> I don't believe that there is any such mechanism. Adding it would
> require some sort way to identify the set of sites the user wishes to
> exclude. This seems hard to do programmatically with high assurance.
> but don't want to play with mk.conf :-(
> If such a mechanism were introduced, it would surely be off by default
> (because the current situation is not broadly objectionable) and be
> enabled by setting a variable in mk.conf.
yes something like that will be helpful for users outside US Canada
and other US Friendly Countries :-)
Thankyou so much