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README of KAME kit KAME Project $Date: 1999/10/07 07:15:07 $ <<<Project Overview>>> "KAME Project" is a joint effort to create single solid software set, especially targeted at IPv6/IPsec. Talented researchers from Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., IIJ Research Laboratory, NEC Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Yokogawa Digital Computer Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation joined the project. This joint effort will avoid unnecessary duplicated development in the same area, and effectively provides high quality and advanced featured package. KAME is originally called "Hydrangea" which was developed by v6 working group, WIDE Project. We are merging codes, which each company in Japan has developed, into "Hydrangea". To identify the joint effort, we changed the name from "Hydrangea" to "KAME". KAME software has been merged into NetBSD-current. It will also be merged into BSD/OS, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD(IPv6 stuff only). "KAME" officially indicates a short word of <Ka>rigo<me> where our office locates. But it, in fact, stands for turtle in Japanese. <<<Our Goals>>> KAME Project aims to provide FREE reference implementations of (1) IPv6 (2) IPsec (3) advanced internetworking such as advanced packet queuing, ATM, mobility, and whatever interesting on several BSD variants. <<<Copyright>>> The kit comes with BSD-like copyright. In short, the code is FREELY available but with NO WARRANTY. Even commercial use is OK. Please refer to the COPYRIGHT file for more details. The copyright holder is WIDE Project instead of KAME Project. This is because KAME Project is to be terminated in March 2000. READ CAREFULLY: Several countries have legal enforcement for export/import/use of cryptographic software. Check it before playing with the kit. <<<What's Next?>>> To know the difference from the previous stable release, please refer to CHANGELOG and RELNOTES. To install this kit, please read INSTALL at top directory, and INSTALL under operating system directory (for example, netbsd/INSTALL). If you want to know what features are provided, please refer to IMPLEMENTATION. Before you start using this kit, please take a look at USAGE. <<<Contact Points>> If you want to know more about KAME Project, please visit: http://www.kame.net/ You can get snapshots as well as stable releases. You are also able to send bug reports on this web page. We maintain users mailing list, called "snap-users". http://www.kame.net/snap-users/ has archive of postings, how to subscribe, and some other information. Share your tips, experiences, comments with other users. If you have private comments, please drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions about commercial usage or other administrative/political issues, please send the questions to: email@example.com <<<Researchers>>> Current core members are: Kazu YAMAMOTO IIJ Research Laboratory Jun-ichiro HAGINO IIJ Research Laboratory Shoichi SAKANE Yokogawa Digital Computer Corporation Munechika SUMIKAWA Hitachi, Ltd. Tatsuya JINMEI Toshiba Corporation Shin-ichi FUJISAWA Yokogawa Electric Corporation Kazushi SUGYO NEC Corporation Yoshinobu INOUE Fujitsu Limited <<<Acknowledgements>>> The core members deeply thank the original members and the contributers including Keiichi SHIMA, Yusaku HASEGAWA, Kentaro MISU, Yasushi YAMASAKI, Atsushi ONOE, Noritoshi DEMIZU, Katsushi KOBAYASHI, Takahiro KIKUCHI, Motonori NAKAMURA, Kazunori FUJIWARA, Kenjiro CHO, HO Sonmyong, Masanari TSUBAI, Hiroshi URA, Craig Metz, Chris the Elder, UO Youjiro, Wayne Knowles, Hajimu UMEMOTO, Ichiro Fukuhara, David P. Wiggins, Martti Kuparinen, Tetsuya Isaki, Erik Bertelsen, Toshio Shimojou, Kazunori Fujiwara, Kimio Ishii, Masafumi OE, SUZUKI Shinsuke, Mickael Hoerdt, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz, Wolfgang Rupprecht, YASUOKA Masahiko, Nobumichi Ozoe, Frederic SOULIER, Koji Kondo, David PATE, Kenjiro Komaki, Satosi KOBAYASI, Takashi Tanaka, Heiko W. Rupp, Kazuto Ushioda, Masahiro Ishiyama, Bill Sommerfeld, Jason Thorpe, Yasunari Momoi, Chris P. Ross, Hideaki Imaizumi, Alexander Fung, Scott Mace, and Peter Tattam. (in no particular order). We also would like to thank BSDI (http://www.bsdi.com/) for donating BSD/OS licenses for development. <end of README>