DPI or Flow Management

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Mon Mar 2 02:14:45 UTC 2009

Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> In short, the entire DPI debate is starting to go on similar lines,
> and flogging similar horses, as the gun control debate
> Yes, dpi has great, useful applications (ddos mitigation and other
> security, for example).  And it has bad / harmful applications
> (dictatorships doing dpi to catch political dissent).
> That says a lot more about inappropriate / appropriate use of dpi
> rather than dpi itself.
> Nothing at all in DPI that makes it wrong, deeply evil etc.

Which is why the political debates over it bother me. Declaring dpi as 
evil and regulating it could very well limit security of the future; not 
to mention the fact that DPI tends to be extremely vague in definition 
dependent upon its implementation.


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