Subject: Reminder that we are supporting two parallel IPsec implementations
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From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/11/2003 15:21:22
A gentle reminder that we currently have two independnet IPsec stacks
in the tree: the original KAME code, and a port of Sam Leffler's fast-ipsec
(which is in turn a careful re-tuning of Angelos Keromytis' OpenBSD work).

Fast-ipsec has been carefully implemented to preserve the existing
KAME PF_KEY api.  The assumption in committing fast-ipsec was that we
would preserve the PF_KEY api until fast-ipsec has working v6 support,
at which point I assume we cut over to fast-ipsec).

(I beleive I stated here that, all along, an eventual goal for
fast-ipsec is to make its impact on non-IPsec traffic negligible (at
least when no SPD rules are present) so that we can confgure it on
by. default. That implicitly less means the IP portion of the KAME
stack has, at best, second-best status.)

Anyway ...  if we go down that route, then during the transition
period, changes to the PF_KEY API have to be synchronized across both
IPsec implementations.  Ad-hoc changes to the PF_KEY api (or abi) in
one will likely break the other.

Can we agree to not do that?