[ipv6hackers] SEND implementation Patent

Ahmad Sadeh ahmad.sadeh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 10:06:50 CET 2012


On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:28 AM, Fernando Gont <fgont at si6networks.com>wrote:

> On 03/13/2012 05:15 AM, Ahmad Sadeh wrote:
> > RFC 3972: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3972 is proposed by T. Aura,
> > Microsoft Research and one of authors for
> >
> > RFC 3971 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3971 (B. Zill ) from Microsoft.
> >
> > But, why Microsoft does not implement SEND? as we can find
> > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726956.aspx
>
> Because with other unsecured pieces, such as the DNS, SEND does not
> really make sense?
>

SEND secures NDP messages. If it is not possible to secure the other
pieces, such as DNS with SEND, I think, it is more reasonable to find other
approaches to secure these "unsecure pieces" rather than leave the whole
"pieces" unsecure. Is it right?

>
> Also, because many other systems do not implement it, either, so it
> doesn't pay much to be the first to do so?
>

The "Standards Track" does not mean that it must be supported by the
systems that support IPv6? So why many systems do not implement SEND?


> Thanks,
> --
> Fernando Gont
> SI6 Networks
> e-mail: fgont at si6networks.com
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>
>
Thanks,
Ahmad Alsadeh


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