[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: pf round-robin load balancing patent issue



On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 05:06:17PM -0500, Charles Steaderman wrote:
> Hi all.
> I am involved with a project to provide load balanced, redundent links 
> to the internet. We have been approached by the holder's of Patent 
> 6,493,341 indicating that we are in violation of their patent. It 
> appears that the patent covers identifying a SYN packet and picking a 
> line over which to send the data. This sounds like NAT, then pick a 
> line, doesn't it? I know that pf provides simple, round-robin load 
> balancing and I was wondering if anyone has had a chance to see if the 
> patent holder is out of line.
would help if we had access to the patent.
-- 
Henning Brauer, BS Web Services, http://bsws.de
[email protected] - [email protected]
Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)