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Re: [RRG] Are host-stack modifications allowed or disallowed ?
On Mar 4, 2008, at 11:14 PM, Tony Li wrote:
|From a purely philosophical standpoint, I argue that's backwards. The
|ISP should provide the routing nudge which the user can choose to
|disregard. Think of it like driving a car: the roads tend to
|towards the Interstate highway and I normally go the direction they
|lead but I can choose back roads any time I feel like it and nobody
Yes, but there's a very big difference between you driving your car
that you want and the way that hop-by-hop forwarding works.
What if the driver could (optionally) select from a set of back roads
that is limited to those published by the network provider? If the
driver doesn't want to and/or cannot do this additional navigation
work, he could follow the nudge of the underlying hop-by-hop mechanism.
In other words, maybe we can build a basic reachability service of
global scope, and layer on top of that a more advanced service that
provides enhanced functionality, but where the costs are localized.
To give the end
user complete control over the path, we need to revert to a fully
oriented Internet. No thanks. ;-)
Can you clarify? What if the intentions stated by the end user are
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