Subject: Re: NetBSD iSCSI HOWTOs
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2006 14:41:47
In message <>, 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,