Independent Submission                                    D. Dolson, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8517
Category: Informational                                      J. Snellman
ISSN: 2070-1721
                                                       M. Boucadair, Ed.
                                                            C. Jacquenet
                                                                  Orange
                                                           February 2019
        
Independent Submission                                    D. Dolson, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8517
Category: Informational                                      J. Snellman
ISSN: 2070-1721
                                                       M. Boucadair, Ed.
                                                            C. Jacquenet
                                                                  Orange
                                                           February 2019
        

An Inventory of Transport-Centric Functions Provided by Middleboxes: An Operator Perspective

中间箱提供的以运输为中心的功能清单:运营商视角

Abstract

摘要

This document summarizes an operator's perception of the benefits that may be provided by intermediary devices that execute functions beyond normal IP forwarding. Such intermediary devices are often called "middleboxes".

本文档总结了运营商对执行正常IP转发以外功能的中间设备可能带来的好处的看法。这种中间设备通常被称为“中间盒”。

RFC 3234 defines a taxonomy of middleboxes and issues in the Internet. Most of those middleboxes utilize or modify application-layer data. This document primarily focuses on devices that observe and act on information carried in the