Moving Toward the Middle: The Case Against the End-to-End Argument
Home Networking Kenneth L. Calvert (University of Kentucky), and W.
Keith Edwards and Rebecca E. Grinter (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Presenter: Kenneth L. Calvert
Q: Can we achieve similar goals with current
protocols? Do we really need new standards?
A: Yes, we need new programming interfaces, new
election protocols, etc.
Q: In your survey, did a lot of
people have multiple IP subnets? What about policies between them? Do
you suggest making them transparent to the user?
A: Often users had different
subnets because of telecommuting. In such cases it is not a single
trust domain; similarly there were multiple income homes, that wanted
to keep things from interfering. It is certainly hard to make policy
invisible to the user because that the policy by definition should be
specified by the user.
Q: Allison: Would your scheme break applications
that require global visibility? For example Skype?
A: It would not break anything that
is not already broken. ALGs have the knowledge of these applications
and make these applications play.