[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD ipsec FBI backdoor (was: The BSD Connection)

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Fri Dec 31 13:57:24 EST 2010

On 12/31/10 13:06, Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Dec 22, 2010, at 10:20 AM, Mark Saad wrote:
>> Some new updates
> Fascinating saga, (Mickey's posts are fascinating), here's a collection of various re-print posts;
> http://spectregroup.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/trusting-trust/
> Happy New Year everyone!

and to all!

On a more concrete note, we are going to use the new year as a chance to 
shift more in a relevant direction.  Although it's all up for debate.

Since it's safe to assume that few (on this list and beyond) are armed 
to actually audit code with the depth of IPSec and cryptography, we are 
working out some lower common denominator approaches.

We have always (quietly) strived to have NYCBUG serve as a gateway for 
more people to be directly involved in the BSD projects as contributors, 
whether just doing PRs, providing patches, etc, and hopefully creating 
trajectories to more fundamental involvement.

It's on that note I open the discussion, and move the thread to a more 
productive direction.  I hope.

I am working out the details of a NetBSD-related bugfest with Christos. 
  Such activities, as a user group, can be immediately beneficial to 
each BSD and related project, and could also assist attendees in NYCBUG 
in playing more useful roles to the projects.

Another idea is to have of presentations on code auditing, or at least 
introducing the framework.  Certainly reading the Unix classics is a 
great starting point in terms of correct coding behavior.

We are exploring some other directions, but it's best to put the 
discussion out in the open here, and hopefully open the discussion.


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