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Erosion of the moral authority of middleboxes

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Author Joe Hildebrand
Last updated 2014-07-21 (Latest revision 2014-01-15)
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Many middleboxes on the Internet attempt to add value to the connections that traverse that point on the network. Problems in their implementations erode the moral authority that otherwise might accrue to the legitimate value that they add.


Joe Hildebrand

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