Re: [dnsext] WGLC ENDS0-bis

Alex Bligh <alex@alex.org.uk> Wed, 11 May 2011 14:28 UTC

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Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 15:28:19 +0100
From: Alex Bligh <alex@alex.org.uk>
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--On 11 May 2011 10:18:52 -0400 Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca> wrote:

> Section 6.8 ("Middleware Boxes")
>
> See above regarding definition of "Middleware Boxes". (Incidentally,
> "Middleware" as a noun seems better to me, once defined, than "Middleware
> Boxes".)

Do we really mean "Middleware boxes" (which presumably means boxes that
run Middleware) or do we mean "Middleboxes" (boxes that sit between
client and server doing unspeakable things to packets, the software
on which is certainly not middleware). I think we mean "Middleboxes".

There is a taxonomy of Middleboxes/Middleboxen in
  http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3234

which might (or might not) help any definitional issue.

-- 
Alex Bligh