Subject: Re: Changing the PHY status reporting
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/20/2006 07:51:53
In message <200602201050.FAA18041@Sparkle.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>, der Mouse wr
>>> IMHO, until IETF comes up with something else or until Cisco will
>>> drop all its charges regarding the similarities between VRRP and
>>> HSRP, we have nothing to do but wait.
>If, as I suspect, there is no patent in any jurisdiction but the USA, I
>see no reason someonje in the free world couldn't implement either (or
Given Cisco's sphere of operations, that's actually quite an assumption.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,