Re: unusual startup messages

ADAM Sulmicki (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 21:58:32 -0500 (EST)

-> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 21:01:48 -0500 (EST)
-> From: ADAM Sulmicki <>
-> I don't think Linus is in favour this this. As IMHO this can be entirely
-> done in user space, and we don't need an big, bloated kernel. But even we
-> do it, what would be use of it? There is already suppport for encrypted
-> volumes, the secure rcp/telnet/ etc are alredy done by ssh stuff, and we
-> are not going to crypt memory ;)
->Yes, but isn't some form of crypt in the kernel necessary for a full
->ipv6 implementation?

Hmm, yeah, in this case would be quite sensible idea to have support for,
perhaps as modules, thought there are few drawback for this

[adam@ax src]$ ls linux/net/ipv6/
[adam@ax src]$

2) I think recalling that I have read somewhere recently (was it PC Week
??) that IETF has put the IPv6 on backburner for about a year or so
because bussines did not like current implementation. (limited top level

3) rfc1883 says that it is volunatry, so we need support on the other end.
So let hope that Linux boxes will dominate world by time when IPv6 will be
standard :)

quote from rfc1183.txt
Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6)

o Authentication and Privacy Capabilities

Extensions to support authentication, data integrity, and
(optional) data confidentiality are specified for IPv6.

By the way: yes, I missread the original message there is no 'hdb' so no
need to init the second controller.. mabye there is an eide cdrom (not
sure where in which place this info would pop-up)