ipsec on OS X release

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Does anyone know if Apple will support ipsec on the OS X release?

ipv6 and ipsec showed up in Darwin about a month ago and it would be extra sweet to see it in production OS X -(it would certainly make tunneling more robust than using shims in Wintel machines and could be an interesting sales point for corporate Macs)
 

sea_dragons

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Very difficult to imagine an upgrade, fix, or other useful change being committed to Darwin without intent to roll into the retail OS.

I think this improvement is intended by Apple to be a selling point to developers, who know the use of the feature. Users will typically not, and Apple hasn't yet targetted IT/enterprise/corporate users. I think Apple should, of course; who uses Unix now? Whis is who Apple should target, and with the servers in hand move into clients through IT departments who want easier lives. JMHO.
 

marmoset

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Originally posted by sea_dragons
I think this improvement is intended by Apple to be a selling point to developers, who know the use of the feature. Users will typically not, and Apple hasn't yet targetted IT/enterprise/corporate users. I think Apple should, of course; who uses Unix now? Whis is who Apple should target, and with the servers in hand move into clients through IT departments who want easier lives. JMHO.
This would be a killer feature for me. I do Information Assurance (i.e security) for a living and it would be an immense feather in Apple's cap to deliver OS X with built-in IPSEC at this point in the game. Among other things, it would let me do more of my work from home in my pajamas... :).
 
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