Today we have a visit from EPSRC folks, so we're giving them an update on what we do - viz this intro:
anyhow, thought for the day: router vendors used to howl negatively about per-flow state back in the day. Now we have "carrier grade NATs" and people doing more and more weird things to TCP flows in flight (see
good imc paper on how much the middle boxes do
so if there's all this end system state being shared in the middle, why can't it be done for GOOD (e.g. multicast:) as well as bad (e.g. early acking TCP segments:)???