FreeBSD Project Integrates Support for the Camellia Block Cipher

    Date09 Jun 2007
    Posted ByBill Keys
    The Camellia Block Cipher is a new encryption algorithm which was developed by NTT and has been specified in several Internet RFCs as well as being one of the approved encryption methods to be used by the European Union.

    Developers on the FreeBSD project worked with researchers from NTT to integrate their code, under a BSD license, into the CURRENT branch of FreeBSD, which will become the 7.0 release in the near future.

    "The FreeBSD community will be able to interoperate with systems using the cipher in network protocols, such as IPsec, as well as having the cipher available when building products for use in Europe, a large IT market," said FreeBSD developer George V. Neville-Neil.

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