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Re: Question in XFS regarding Kernel 2.4.22

To: Net Llama! <netllama@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Question in XFS regarding Kernel 2.4.22
From: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 08:33:31 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0309020920260.25302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Net Llama! wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 10:43:53AM +0100, Benjamin Pfitzner wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > first of all thanks for publishing the XFS Filesystem.
> > > When will there be a patch for Kernel 2.4.22 be avaibale? What is the
> >
> > when they have finished with the government notifications for crypto
> > distribution. (2.4.22 integrates the crpyto api)
> 
> Could someone explain what this means?  Is this just beaurocratic red
> tape, or is there some technical process behind this requirement?

It's a legal/bureaucratic mess.  The US government has restrictions on the 
export of cryptographical technologies.  If you intend to make something 
available for international consumption, which has crypto capabilities, 
you need to make sure that it meets US federal guidelines or that it's 
approved, otherwise.

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