US patent 5473599

Henning Brauer hb-nanog at
Thu May 8 07:54:02 UTC 2014

* Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at> [2014-05-08 00:43]:
> But (presuming no adjustments) the patent is now expired,
> and the OpenBSD team could now release CARPv2 (or
> whatever they decide to call it) which would implement the
> standard, should they wish to work and play well with the
> standards bodies and community.

why would we give up authentication and adress family independence?

the vrrp dilemma forced us to invent carp instead, but now carp is far

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