Moving Toward the Middle: The Case Against the End-to-End Argument in Home Networking

Kenneth L. Calvert, W. Keith Edwards, Rebecca E. Grinter

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Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2007
Event6th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2007 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2007Nov 15 2007


Conference6th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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VI. CONCLUSIONS We have argued that the unique characteristics of the home environment require a refactoring of network functionality. Our proposed design extrapolates the de facto standard common home network architecture, which features a commodity multifunction box as the central component, to provide crucial functions missing from the Internet architecture. We believe that this shift away from a pure end-to-end approach, toward one in which the network core gains much greater functionality, can address many of the empirically observed problems with networking in the home. Acknowledgement. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (CNS-0625802 and CNS-0626281).

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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