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Old 10-03-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Legality issues?

I'm thinking of writing a (not)EIGRP for GNU/Linux.

However, I've got a concern about this because it is proprietary to Cisco.

If I make a program that interacts with real EIGRP in the same way could this be a legal concern, or am I just paranoid? I know I'd be writing it from scratch and I haven't seen any of the cisco source code, nor reverse engineered anything. But network packets are fair game to look at, correct?

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In my opinion if you broadcast it then it is available for scrutiny. However, if you want solid legal advice asking a (good) lawyer is the only way to get it.


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