Subject: Re: NetBSD iSCSI HOWTOs
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2006 11:47:05
On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 08:40:18AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> That's actually clean design. Rather than roll its own security system, 
> iSCSI uses IPsec. As noted in the RFC, IPsec is a MUST implement.

Do all vendors claiming to offer "iSCSI" *actually* support IPsec?  I
have seen no mention of it at all in the glossy stuff for the various
offload engine "iSCSI adapter" cards, though I haven't looked terribly
hard, I must admit.

Now, here is a _constructive_ use to which IETF could actually put
intellectual property law: if the standard names were trademarked _by
IETF_, vendors who lied about whether they actually conformed to the
protocol spec could be sued for trademark infringement.  I know, it's
a pipe dream (and in a just world, false advertising laws would, in
fact, be enough to force compliance with the specifications...) but
it is a fun one.

  Thor Lancelot Simon	                           

  "We cannot usually in social life pursue a single value or a single moral
   aim, untroubled by the need to compromise with others."      - H.L.A. Hart