MAMI – Measurement and Architecture for a Middleboxed Internet
At a glance
- Project leader : Dr. Kühlewind Mirja
- Project team : Trammell Brian, Dr. Lopez Diego, Prof. Dr. Fairhurst Gorry, Learmouth Iain, Edeline Korian, Dr. Varvello Matteo, Roman Müntener, Dr. Stephan Neuhaus, Dr. David Ros, Dr. Fossati Thomas
- Project budget : EUR 340'000
- Project status : completed
- Funding partner : EU and other international programmes (Horizon 2020 / Projekt Nr. 688421)
- Project partner : Simula, Université de Liege, Telefonica, ETH Zürich, Nokia, University of Aberdeen
The Internet is full of middleboxes that change packets and
flows. In fact, there is probably no IP or TCP header that is not
affected by at least one middlebox. Obviously, middleboxes impede
path transparency, i.e., the idea that an exchange of messages
results in more or less the same packets, no matter what path the
packets takes. This in turn stifles innovation of new transport
protocols and hinders adoption of ubiquitous encryption.
Furthermore, no one seems to have a truly global view of what
middleboxes do to packets on what Internet paths, which would
however be an essential knowledge for new transport protocols to be
We address these concerns in the MAMI project by building an observatory of path transparency measurements. The project hosts an extensive set of path transparency measure- ments — we believe it to be the first dataset to deal specifically with middlebox involvement.
Neuhaus, Stephan; Müntener, Roman; Edeline, Korian; Donnet, Benoit; Gubser, Elio,
Proceedings of the 2016 workshop on Applied Networking Research Workshop - ANRW 16.
Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW 16), Berlin, 16 July 2016.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2959424.2959425