Signposts: end-to-end networking in a world of middleboxes

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Signposts: end-to-end networking in a world of middleboxes
This demo presents Signposts, a system to provide users with a secure, simple mechanism to establish and maintain communication channels between their personal cloud of named devices. Signpost names exist in the DNSSEC hierarchy, and resolve to secure end-points when accessed by existing DNS clients. Signpost clients intercept user connection intentions while adding privacy and multipath support. Signpost servers co-ordinate clients to dynamically discover routes and overcome the middleboxes that pervade modern edge networks. The demo will show a simple scenario where an individual’s personal devices (phone, laptop) are interconnected via Signposts while sitting on different networks behind various middleboxes. As a result they will be able to fetch and push data between each other, demonstrated by, e.g., simple web browsing, even as the network configuration changes. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.1 [Network Architecture and Design]: Distributed networks; C.2.2 [Network P...
Amir Chaudhry, Anil Madhavapeddy, Charalampos Rots
Added 27 Sep 2012
Updated 27 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Authors Amir Chaudhry, Anil Madhavapeddy, Charalampos Rotsos, Richard Mortier, Andrius Aucinas, Jon Crowcroft, Sebastian Probst Eide, Steven Hand, Andrew W. Moore, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez
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