Subject: Re: Experience with John Kohl's swIPe port on NetBSD RISC machines?
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/18/1996 19:09:50
swIPe is obsolete, you know. I'd suggest that you direct your efforts
to porting the NRL IPsec code if you actually want something similar...

Jonathan Stone writes:
> hi,
> I'm wondering if anyone has any experience -- positive or negative --
> with swIPe on NetBSD, particularly on machines that don't
> allow non-aligned accesses?
> I've tried putting jtk's port of Ioannidis' Usenix swIPe distribution
> into NetBSD-1.1B/sparc, and it causes kernel panics as soon as I try to
> tunnel a packet.
> The SunOS swIPe code works on the same hardware.  I'm wondreing if
> this is perhaps an alignment bug that's showing up due to different
> mbuf alignment (SunOS doesn't have the M_PKT and associated header
> goop.)
> I'm assuming that this  swIPe code actually _does_ work on a NetBSD
> 1.1 kernel on an x86 machine.  I'd appreciate hearing either positive
> or negative confirmation of that, too.
> thanks
> --Jonathan Stone