[multipathtcp] Two proxy scenario (network proxy off path)

<philip.eardley@bt.com> Wed, 29 March 2017 01:24 UTC

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Hi, 

I'm now thinking about the scenario where there are two proxies, one in the home gateway or Customer Premises Equipment and one in the network, both under the control of the operator. And looking at the 'explicit mode' scenario, which - if I get it right - means that the network proxy is not on the default path. (It's safe to assume that the home gateway proxy is on the default path)

Thinking about the use of SOCKS in this context.

Earlier Olivier said (in the context of the smartphone scenario -  sorry if your comments don't apply to this scenario and I'm just creating confusion) that there are different variants of SOCKS that can be used, which mainly depend on the number of messages that are used to authenticate.
In the two proxy scenario, it's probably reasonable to assume that the home gateway and network proxy are already authenticated. So a non-chatty version would be ok.

Is that right?

Thanks
phil