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Subject: Re: IPv6 patches/support?
From: ewheeler,AT,kaico,DOT,com
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 12:57:40 +0200
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.02A.10108261156230.6809-100000@erwin.ash.de>

Hauke --

I know that CIPE was in the kerneli.org patches back in the 2.2.x days
(try 2.2.16/2.2.13?)  I remember seeing it and not knowing what it was
once upon a time...  If you need 2.4.x, then I'd say you're SOL for the
moment until CIPE gets put back into the international patch.

Off the subject:  Any idea what the logistics of patching cipe to have
zlib packet compression support would be?  If course compression should
happen before crypto or the compression is useless.  I've patched the
1.5.2 to compress outgoing packets w/o too much problem.  It's receiving
it on the other end that sucks!  output.c's cipe_xmit command has been
modified to compress the skb right before
"if (tunnel->flags&CIPF_HAVE_KEY) {"
(dunno the original line #, but it's ~271).

This works very well for organized data (telnet 19)

Any ideas on the recieving end?


On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Hauke Johannknecht wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Aug 2001 ewheeler,AT,kaico,DOT,com wrote:
> > Could be messy but should be doable.
> sure. thats what i am using for quite some time now.
> but this is only a messy "works"-kludge for the missing inside-support.
> looks like i will have to add v6-cipe to my (allready long)
> todo-list. *sigh*
> oh, btw, is there any "formal" support for compiling cipe into
> the kernel? (for systems that dont use modules for security-reasons)
> i know of the old cipe-mips variant, but i thought this might be
> a common problem also on other architectures?
> Gruss,
>   Hauke

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