Update of /cvsroot/devil-linux/build/scripts/configuration/help
In directory sc8-pr-cvs12.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv27437/scripts/configuration/help
- added optional mppe-mppc patch for pptp
--- NEW FILE: pptp_mppe_mppc_patch.help ---
MPPE stands for Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption. It is a protocol
designed for transfering encrypted datagrams over point-to-point links.
See RFC3078 and RFC3079 for details. MPPE comes in Linux kernel
MPPC stands for Microsoft Point-to-Point Compression. It is a protocol
designed for transfering compressed datagrams over point-to-point
links. The MPPC algorithm uses an LZ based algorithm with a sliding
window history buffer. See RFC2118 for details.
Although the module's source code is completely free, MPPC itself is
patented algorithm. Patent for *Microsoft* PPC is holded by the Hifn Inc.
This is obvious ;-). Furthermore, MPPE uses RC4 encryption algorithm
which itself isn't patented, but RC4 is trademark of RSA Data Security Inc.
To avoid legal problems, US citizens shouldn't use this module.