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Re: Middleboxes [Was: Flow label versus Extension header - protocol itself]
Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
On 8-mei-2005, at 18:35, Christian Huitema wrote:
Besides, the assumption that a middlebox sees all of the host
communications is often wrong today, and will likely become wrong even
more often in the future.
That's true, and in most cases a host implementation would be better
than a middlebox implementation. Still, we shouldn't ignore the input
from the enterprise guys who really don't want to do traffic
engineering on a host-by-host basis, to name just one downside of every
host doing multihoming autonomously.
So unless having potential middlebox implementation compatibility is a
great hardship we shouldn't break it.
But I think it will be a great hardship, simply because of IPSEC.