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NAME

     KAME - introduction and roadmap to KAME IPv6 software package

DESCRIPTION

     KAME software package is a result of joint work of several IPv6
     researchers in Japan, to provide reference implementation of IPv6 to
     Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) derived system such as BSD/OS,
     FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD (in alphabetical order).

     KAME kit consists of IPv6/IPsec-ready kernel, application, daemons,
     header files and libraries.

HIGHLIGHTS

     Following are some of highlights of this implementation.

     Note: features not yet integrated into FreeBSD are marked with the (-)
     sign.

   Kernel
     IPv6 and IPsec protocol stacks are implemented and available.  See below
     for conformance to standards and/or internet drafts.

   Plug and Play and protocol stack/interface configuration
     ndp(8), rrenumd(8), rtadvd(8), rtsol(8), rtsold(8).

   Routing
     rip6query(8), route6d(8).

   Multicast (includes routing and utilities)
     mchat(1) (-), ifmcstat(8), pim6dd(8) (ports/net/pim6dd), pim6sd(8)
     (ports/net/pim6sd), pim6stat(8).

   Transition Tools
     Two IPv4 to IPv6 transition tools are available.  TCP relay translator,
     FAITH (faithd(8)) and SIIT IPv6-to-v4 header translator implementation
     (ptrconfig(8)).  ptrconfig(8) is not yet integrated into FreeBSD.

   IPsec and tunnelling
     ipsec(4), racoon(8) (ports/security/racoon), setkey(8).

     Dozen of existing tools are modified for IPsec support, like ping(8).

   Utilities/Diagnosis
     v6test(1) (-), ping6(8), traceroute6(8).

     Dozen of existing utilities are modified for IPv6/IPsec support, like
     ftp(1) and/or telnet(1).

   Application Daemons
     inetd(8) modified for IPv4/v6 support, or IPv6-only inet6d(8) (-) is
     supplied.

     Dozen of existing daemons are modified for IPv6/IPsec support, like
     ftpd(8) and/or telnetd(8).

DOCUMENTATION

     Although some of documentations have not modified yet, program itself may
     be heavily modified.  Following lists are not complete, but give you some
     idea what kind of new software modules are available, or, modifications
     are made.  Please refer to each manual page for detail.

   Installation and basic usage documentations
     Please read the following files in the directories /usr/share/doc/IPv6
     and /usr/share/examples/IPv6 to get a basic idea of (and installation
     methods for KAME.  You also can check out the IPv6 and IPsec chapters in
     the FreeBSD handbook.  Also check latest status of project at web page:
     http://www.kame.net/.  (Hope you can see a “Dancing Turtle” :-))

   APIs introduced or modified
     if_indextoname(3), getipnodebyname(3), gethostbyname(3), rresvport_af(3),
     hosts_ctl(3), ipsec_get_policylen(3), getnameinfo(3), freeaddrinfo(3),
     getaddrinfo(3), pcap(3), getipnodebyaddr(3), resolver(3),
     ipsec_strerror(3), gai_strerror(3), hosts_access(3), request_set(3),
     request_init(3), freehostent(3), if_nameindex(3), if_freenameindex(3),
     if_nametoindex(3), ipsec_dump_policy(3), ipsec_set_policy(3)

   Added/modified/renamed features and tools
     Please consult the manpages referred above.

SEE ALSO

     To understand KAME protocol stack conformance, please refer to
     /usr/share/doc/IPv6/IMPLEMENTATION.

     Bug reporting form, user mailing list, frequently asked questions list,
     latest packages, related software, and more information can be found at
     http://www.kame.net/.

   Related project
     TAHI project who is providing verification technology for IPv6, is
     heavily related with KAME project.  You can get current verification
     status of KAME software at following TAHI project web page:
     http://www.tahi.org/

HISTORY

     The KAME project started in April 1999.  KAME kit was mostly integrated
     into FreeBSD by Youshinobu Inoue 〈shin@FreeBSD.org〉 in January 2000.