Re: [EME] EME charter

"Fergie" <fergdawg@netzero.net> Mon, 13 November 2006 06:22 UTC

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-- Yangwoo Ko <newcat@icu.ac.kr> wrote:

>I agree with the argument that "transparency" is problematic.
>By the way, if they are not transparent, why should we call
>them as "middleboxes" ? Aren't they just end-points? It seems
>to be necessary to differentiate middleboxes that are well
>identified and explicitly exploited by end-points and that
>are trying to be transparent.

Well, I would argue the fact of whether middleboxes are "problematic"
or not is an academic discussion -- and whether they are actually
problematic depends on how you define "problematic". :-)

Having said that, I would tend to think that endpoints can defined
as the source (originator) & destination addresses in any IP
packet.

- ferg


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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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