Subject: Re: CVS commit: othersrc/storage
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/2006 13:03:16
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On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 06:36:08PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> 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:
> > >=20
> > > 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 (th=
> > 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 =3D=3D "01" =
> > December =3D=3D "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. Als=
> > no one owned NetBSD.org before we did, so there is less room for confus=
> > 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.=20
> 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
Hmmm... I must have overlooked the 94 part. I'm not sure where I looked=20
this up that I got the middle of march part and missed the 1994...
The search I just ran agrees with your date above.
> 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.
?? We didn't own the domain before the middle of march, 1994. What more=20
info do we need to figure out what date is supposed to be in here? Given=20
what you have above, RFC 3720 indicates our iqn SHOULD be=20
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