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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Author Dissects Inclusion of IPsec in Linux 2.6 Kernel

May 28, 2004, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Can you discuss how the IPsec enhancements in the 2.6 Linux kernel might change security in Red Hat's Fedora Project?

"Richard Petersen: IPsec integrates encryption into the IPv6 protocol, providing for secure transmissions. For Fedora, IPsec will mean that any group of Fedora users could set up what is in effect their own private network, using any physical network system such as the Internet. Friendly systems can also be arranged for encrypted transmissions for any communications. You would no longer have to rely as much on third-party encryption like SSH..."

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