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Re: OpenBSD behavior when duplicate IP address is enabled
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD behavior when duplicate IP address is enabled
- From: "J.C. Roberts" <unknown_(_at_)_abac_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 17:53:17 -0700
- Organization: None
- Reply-to: unknown_(_at_)_abac_(_dot_)_com
On Thu, 6 Sep 2001 13:07:04 -0700, you wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 11:47:44AM -0700, Brian W. Antoine wrote:
>> Ahem, I happen to work for one of the firms Cisco is suing because
>> we implemented VRRP in a switch I work on. I have trouble believing
>> this statement based on what I've personally seen.
>> Like any other company, I expect Cisco to do whatever it takes to
>> make money, while making the occasional effort at public relations.
>> When the later conflicts with their bottom line though, expect the
>In short, to summarize critical points and terminate this thread:
>- Every corporate laywer I encountered always played nice, returned calls,
> and loved to say "We are not in the business of suing people..." One staffed
> in-house lawyer means many external in-the-money attorneys.
>- Nice individuals dont matter in legal issues. The mechanism does, which
> includes, but not limited to, copyright laws, patent laws, trademark, etc.
>- The difference between average commercial potatos and openbsd in regards
> to legal patent troubles is that commercial potatos are meant to be kept
> to fend off anti-trust mechanism but they have to pay biggies to stay
> afloat, whereas OpenBSD is simply targeted to be shut down, rather than
> Theo's still dead-handed house, because it annoys many commercial entities,
> some governments, and tons of individuals some of who also lurk here.
>As OpenBSD grows in momentum, it will surely attracts more and more
>"attention". It's good these topics appeared.
>I hope some people here excuse my being selfish.
I appreciate the insights and experience you've _shared_ with us, so
you don't seem selfish at all. ;-)