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Re: 3CR990 driver linux source
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 3CR990 driver linux source
- From: M Taylor <mctylr_(_at_)_privacy_(_dot_)_nb_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 18:30:21 +0000 (GMT)
As far as I know, there is no reason to modify or reverse engineer the
tc990image, I believe is it a runtime image downloaded to the NIC, which
we may have no reason to modify.
Otherwise if need be, the EU/France laws allow reverse engineering for
device compatibility, non?
On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Jean-Jacques Bernard-Gundol wrote:
> If you take a look at:
> http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/linux/3c990img.h you will
> see it's a binary image, and the license is explicit:
> NO REVERSE ENGINEERING: Modification, reverse engineering, reverse
> compiling, or disassembly of the tc990image is expressly prohibited.
> M Taylor <mctaylor_(_at_)_privacy_(_dot_)_nb_(_dot_)_ca> écrivait (wrote) :
> > Linux based source code for 3Com's 3CR990 NIC with IPSec support, is
> > available from 3Com's web site at
> > <http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/3cr990.htm>.
> > I suspect this might be enough to write a OpenBSD driver for the 3cr990.