V6 still not supported

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Fri Mar 25 02:17:35 UTC 2022

Pascal Thubert \(pthubert\) via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
> I'm personally fond of the IP-in-IP variation that filed in 20+ years
> ago as US patent 7,356,031.

No wonder -- you are listed as the co-inventor!

Just the fact that it is patented (and the patent is still unexpired)
would make it a disfavored candidate for an Internet transition technology.

It was not nice of y'all to try to get a monopoly over nesting headers
for making an overlay network that tunnels things to distant routers.
You have to certify that your work is original in order to even apply
for a patent.  So, nobody had ever thought of that before y'all did?  Really?


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