[CentOS-devel] Export licensing for crypto

Thomas F Herbert

therbert at redhat.com
Thu Aug 10 20:08:27 UTC 2017

+Ed Warnicke

Karsten, thanks for your quick response.

I hope I have answered your question below.

On 08/09/2017 12:05 AM, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On 08/08/2017 04:30 PM, Thomas F Herbert wrote:
>> Vpp package includes an accelerated software IPSecusing the multi-buffer
>> library.
>> My understanding is that due to US law, since this is a separate
>> implementation from OpenSSL, It requires an export license.
>> We are covered upstream through Linux foundation.
>> Does Centos.org hold an export license for crypto?
>> Is this a question for the Centos board?
> Perhaps, but it depends on a bit more clarity. I'd have to know a bit
> more about this specific case & can ask our friendly export compliance
> folks.
> That said, the distro is distributed with the Export Control
> Classification Number (ECCN) for/from RHEL:
> https://wiki.centos.org/ECCN
> The gray area we might be in here is if the Vpp package is not in the
> upstream distro. Can you give more background on where it's derived from?
I don't understand your question that "...the VPP package is not in the 
upstream distro."
If there is any other information that the board needs to help in the 
decision please let me know.

I have added some more information below about the vpp project and the 
multi-buffer crypto project and links to source code and upstream rpm repos.

More information about fd.io and the vpp project: 
The vpp upstream source code is here: 
VPP packages upstream are here: 
Currently vpp upstream is built  with a multi-buffer library tarball for 
the multi-buffer library from 01.org.
The upstream source for the multi-buffer library linked with VPP is 
here: https://github.com/01org/intel-ipsec-mb
We are planning to build RPMs for the multi-buffer library in this 
upstream project: https://wiki.fd.io/view/Rpm_dpdk,
and https://gerrit.fd.io/r/#/admin/projects/rpm_dpdk,branches 

I am also adding Ed Warnicke who worked with Linux Foundation for export 
license for VPP for use of the multi-buffer library.

> - Karsten
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