This gives me the opportunity to ask a question I have been wondering for a 
while... I've been building kernels with IPSEC support
and was unclear what kind of load this puts on the system by default.  If IPSEC 
has hooks into all the networking code, does this
become an issue on slow or otherwise heavily loaded hardware?  Currently I am 
running FreeBSD 4.2 [not current] on my NFS server.
Is IPSEC desirable in this configuration or not? [I'm behind a firewall.] 
  Also, I can't decide whether to comment out the IPv6 code or not in the 
kernel configuration file.
I would like to support the new protocols, but don't want to unnecessarily 
burdon the system.  My NFS server [on my home network]
is working like a champ with only 48 megs of RAM (!).  I am using it to mount 
my home directories.

The reason this comes up for me is that someone from SSH Communications 
recently told me that "IPSEC supports IPv6."  Does this mean
that if I enable IPSEC in the kernel, I should also make sure to enable the 
IPv6 code?  I would deeply appreciate it
if someone could shed some light on this subject for me.


On Friday, August 03, 2001 10:39 AM, Sheldon Hearn 
> On Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:40:24 CST, Brad Huntting wrote:
> > > Have we come to a decision on when we're going to either drop floppy
> > > support or consider a different version of GENERIC for the CDROM
> > > installation?
> >
> > Along the lines of droping floppy support:  I just managed to setup
> > a DHCP/TFTP/NFS diskless boot server that boots the floppy install
> > images.  Unfortunatly, it did require nfs.
> I take it from all the peripheral postings that the answer to my
> questions is "no". :-)
> I wonder how we even begin to decide such a thing.
> By the way, even if floppy support is not discontinued, there's nothing
> holding back the development of more flexible non-floppy kernel
> arrangements.  Perhaps that's the route to take, before we even think
> about dropping floppies.
> Ciao,
> Sheldon.
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