Subject: Re: link layer aliases (on ethernet, at least)
To: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Hagerty <email@example.com>
Date: 07/30/2003 16:09:00
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> Just out of curiosity, whats the Intellectual Property status of vrrp6?
> Is vrrp6 (or even vrrpv2) committable to the NetBSD tree?
I believe cisco holds patents on the concept behind using a
virtual mac address shared between multiple systems to provide a
single service. Don't quote me on the exact language or consequences,
but I believe the reasonably binary, correct statement is "yes, there
are some intellectual property issues behind vrrp".