We are glad to announce the 1st release of USAGI Project. The "USAGI" means UniverSAl playGround for Ipv6. It is the IPv6 development project for Linux operating systems mainly.

As many other operating systems and routers, the Linux kernel has its original IPv6 implementation. However, the development was done long time ago and the implementation is not up-to-dated. Many important features such as IPsec and NDP are missing or miss-implemented.

Considering the situation, we have started USAGI Project with WIDE Project, KAME Project and TAHI Project in August 2000.

The USAGI Project is managed by volunteers and aims to provide better IPv6 environment on Linux freely. We try to improve Linux kernel, IPv6 related libraries and IPv6 applications.

Please visit http://www.linux-ipv6.org/ for further details.

Today, November 1st, we are glad to announce 1st official release from USAGI Project. At the release, we include the following three packages.

Linux Kernel-2.4.0-test9-usagi-20001101a
Based on Linux Kernel-2.4.0-test9, we have improved and implemented
Based on glibc-2.1.3, we have improved
Based on iputils-ss000418, we have improved

You can get above source codes from the following URL. ftp://ftp.linux-ipv6.org/pub/usagi/stable/patch/

USAGI Project will release snapshot codes on each two weeks and after implementing some features, we will release stable codes. We will announce latest information regarding releasing codes via web page. Please check our web site.

We also provide the binary packages for some distributions. Some of the binary packages have diffrent code version with original USAGI code because of packaging policy. You can get the packages from following sites.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato)
Kondara MNU/Linux (Jirai)
RedHat Linux 7.0
TurboLinux 6.0 (or later) (for Japanese version)

By the way, we manage the mailing list for USAGI users. If you have questions or advices, please join the mailing list. For more details, please see http://www.linux-ipv6.org/ml/.


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