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 From:  sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk>
 To:  "Jacob S. Barrett" <jbarrett at pogozone dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Acacia Internet Access Redirection
 Date:  Wed, 06 Oct 2004 12:11:16 +0500
discussion on  

Jacob S. Barrett wrote:

>Today I received an information packet from Acacia Technologies Group 
>informing me that I was in volation of their patent on "IAR" [1].  IAR is a 
>US Patent 6,226,677 [2].  That packet suggest that I must license their 
>technology or face legal action.  Has anyone else received this same 
>extortion letter?
>The claims the the patent text lead me to believe they don't have much to 
>stand on.  If I read the abstract and claim one correctly then it doesn't 
>cover a system that doesn't change the destination address.  Any solution 
>that uses the IPFW fwd [3] rule would not modify the destination address and 
>therefore does not meet claim 1.  I'm I correct in my logic?
>What are your takes on this matter?
>1) http://www.acaciatechnologies.com/technology_iar.htm