TCP option for transparent Middlebox negotiation

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in tsv area)
Authors Andrew Knutsen  , Anantha Ramaiah  , Arivu Ramasamy
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2013-02-01)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Experimental
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This document describes a TCP option for use by middleboxes to facilitate transparent detection of other middleboxes along the path of the TCP connection during the connection initiation phase. The option has no effect if an appropriate middlebox is not present on the path.


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Arivu Ramasamy (

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