Evolving the internet with connection acrobatics

  title={Evolving the internet with connection acrobatics},
  author={Catalin Nicutar and Christoph Paasch and Marcelo Bagnulo and Costin Raiciu},
The textbook Internet architecture revolves around the end-to-end principle with smart endpoints and a dumb network, while the actual Internet is far messier, with middleboxes pervasively deployed and affecting end-to-end traffic in many ways. Today's Internet is fragile as most of the communications are affected by transparent stateful middleboxes deployed along the path. In this paper we propose an evolution of the Internet architecture to make the middleboxes an explicit part of the Internet… CONTINUE READING


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