Subject: Re: link layer aliases (on ethernet, at least)
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Daniel Hagerty <>
List: tech-net
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".