Subject: Re: NetBSD iSCSI HOWTOs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2006 14:41:47
In message <20060228164705.GA13859@panix.com>, Thor Lancelot Simon writes:
>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.
Compliance testing is a difficult business that the IETF has very
consciously decided to stay out of. It's easy to recognize the
presence of IPsec, but look at all the features that 3720 mandates.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb