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			README of KAME kit

			KAME Project

			$Date: 1999/10/26 17:21:01 $

<<<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.


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 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

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:
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".
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:

If you have questions about commercial usage or other administrative/political
issues, please send the questions to:


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


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, Peter Tattam,
Hideaki YOSHIFUJI and Naoyasu Takenaka. (in no particular order).

We also would like to thank BSDI ( for donating
BSD/OS licenses for development.

							<end of README>
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