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    Phoronix: Systemd Picks Up Support For MACsec To Better Secure Ethernet Connections

    Following this week's release of systemd 242, one of the newly-merged features for what will become systemd 243 is support for MACsec within the networkd code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...etworkd-MACsec

  • Bsdisbetter
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    A few years ago we looked at this. Perhaps nice to have BUT, high overhead, especially on VOIP traffic (small packets). If I recall correctly, only cisco had it implemented, so it's basically just switch to switch. Ok, it does multi and broad-cast, but...
    I guess having it as an option is a good thing (whether in bloatware like systemd or an individual suite of programs matters not). Anyone implementing it ought look at the overheads for this protocol - it's a LAN capacity muncher.

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  • NotMine999
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    Originally posted by hreindl View Post

    if you only would understand the topic....
    I see that last timeout that you got has not improved your attitude at all. You are still as anti-social as ever. What you get for drinking burnt coffee.

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    choke me, daddy

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Candy View Post
    The tie is getting tighter around the neck ...
    choke me, daddy

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  • Candy
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    The tie is getting tighter around the neck ...

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  • wswartzendruber
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    Originally posted by LoneVVolf View Post
    Thanks for the explanation / links, starshipeleven.

    Could somebody explain why this support is added to userspace (systemd-networkd) and not to the kernel network code ?
    The kernel component to MACsec appeared in 4.6, it seems. This looks to be just the user space configuration component.

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  • LoneVVolf
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    Thanks for the explanation / links, starshipeleven.

    Could somebody explain why this support is added to userspace (systemd-networkd) and not to the kernel network code ?

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  • Britoid
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    systemd-filterouttrollsd when?

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by Weasel View Post
    systemd-antivirusd when?
    That's something I actually want...but it's not like it doesn't already exist either...

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