RE: [tcpm] tcpsecure: how strong to recommend?

"Agarwal, Anil" <Anil.Agarwal@viasat.com> Tue, 25 September 2007 14:03 UTC

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Subject: RE: [tcpm] tcpsecure: how strong to recommend?
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All,

On Tue 9/25/2007, Wesley Eddy wrote:

> I was at the meeting, and I think my hand is included in the 
> "all MAYs"
> above.  My personal opinion was that regardless of licensing 
> terms, I think having known IPR on something that we 
> recommend all TCP hosts to do is distasteful.  Since the 
> tcpsecure solution isn't generally useful, but only needed 
> for specific cases, and the antispoof document described 
> alternatives, I don't feel that the benefits of SHOULD 
> outweigh the downside, so I'll say "all MAYs" again.

I am surprised to hear that these TCP enhancements carry IPR 
and licensing terms.

Are there other standard or standards-track TCP enhancements 
that require licensing?

Anil

Anil Agarwal
ViaSat Inc.
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