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middlebox

A device within a network that enforces transport policy such as a firewall or network address translation (NAT). The Middlebox Communication Architecture and Framework is the name of the IETF Working Group that is responsible for developing common interfaces to middleboxes.
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Hence, network flows do not have to go through a certain security middlebox that is fixed at a certain point, which can act as a bottleneck point.
"Flowtags: enforcing network-wide policies in the presence of dynamic middlebox actions," in Proceedings of the second ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Hot topics in software defined networking.
Rayhan, Middlebox Communication Architecture and Framework, IETF RFC 3303, Aug.
These devices have evolved resulting in a variety of equipment (hub, switch, router, firewall, IDS, middlebox, and filters).
(309) Spam detection often requires that the middlebox operating in the network layer pass beyond the transport layer to examine email at the application layer in order to detect spam.
It's usually hard to get feedback on whether a guessed number is correct, but the firewall middlebox makes this possible.
widescale deployment of the middlebox architecture that has proven so
To facilitate numerical integration methods, such as the middlebox approximation, the trapezoid approximation, or the combined method according to Simpson's rule [Press et al.
In applications such as middlebox chaining [8]-[10], paths are required to traverse various intermediate nodes to, for example, deliver specific functions (firewall, deep packet inspection, etc.) or load balancing.
Yu, "SIMPLE-fying middlebox policy enforcement using SDN," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2013 conference on SIGCOMM (SIGCOMM '13), pp.
A growing amount of researches focus on designing schemes that are amenable for the evolution of the middlebox service model.