NetworkWorldFusion: SSH inventor denied trademark request
Mar 22, 2001, 13:22 (13 Talkback[s])
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"The Internet engineering community rebuffed one of its own
security gurus this week, by rejecting a request from the inventor
of the popular Secure Shell protocol to change the technology's
acronym to protect his company's trademark on the term."
"Tatu Ylonnen created Secure Shell in 1995 as a way of securing
remote login, file transfer, TCP/IP and X11 forwarding. The
protocol automatically encrypts, authenticates and compresses
"Ylonnen published Secure Shell as free software, and the
technology is now available from several software vendors,
including Sun Microsystems, Lucent Technologies, Nokia and
Ericsson. Ylonnen's own company, SSH Communications Security of
Finland, sells a full suite of cryptography and authentication
products based on the Secure Shell protocol."