Subject: Re: CVS commit: othersrc/storage
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/08/2006 18:36:08
On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 03:44:41PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:37:09PM +0000, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:
> > Produces messages of the form:
> > Jan 25 21:27:51 sys3 iscsi-target: > Discovery login from iqn.1993-03.org.NetBSD.iscsi-initiator:agc on 127.0.0.1
> Note that that really SHOULD be 1993-04, not 1993-03. From RFC 3720 (the
> iSCSI spec):
> - A date code, in yyyy-mm format. This date MUST be a date
> during which the naming authority owned the domain name used in
> this format, and SHOULD be the first month in which the domain
> name was owned by this naming authority at 00:01 GMT of the
> first day of the month. This date code uses the Gregorian
> calendar. All four digits in the year must be present. Both
> digits of the month must be present, with January == "01" and
> December == "12". The dash must be included.
> April 1993 was the first month we owned NetBSD.org at the start of the
> month, thus -04.
> Admittedly other initiators, such as Microsoft, ignore this point. Also,
> no one owned NetBSD.org before we did, so there is less room for confusion
> than there could be with other names. But it would be nice to actually
> follow the spec. :-)
Thanks for that, Bill.
I asked around the people who knew about these things when I first
chose that date, and I chose March 1993, which was an informed guess.
If you go to the RIPE entry, you'll see that the domain's creation
date is set to:
Created On:20-Mar-1994 05:00:00 UTC
However, since the NetBSD project had been around since February/March
1993, I thought that was tosh. In retrospect, March 1994 may well be
correct, since in those days we tended not to register domain names as
the first thing that we did.
I'll leave it as-is until I get some more information.