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Principles for the Involvement of Intermediaries in Internet Protocols

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Author Martin Thomson
Last updated 2023-03-12 (Latest revision 2022-09-08)
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This document proposes a set of principles for designing protocols with rules for intermediaries. The goal of these principles is to limit the ways in which intermediaries can produce undesirable effects and to protect the useful functions that intermediaries legitimately provide.


Martin Thomson

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