DPI deployment use case

Claudio Lapidus clapidus at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 16:20:48 UTC 2011


On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've seen tyrannical governments use Bluecoat's to crack down on their
> own population(*).
> Was this the sort of use-case you were looking for? :)
Ummm, not really... :)

Actually, we've been faced with proposals to build services based on traffic
classification, like e.g. "access our own webmail and all social networking
sites, but not skype and video" or the capability to do exact metering based
on net traffic time or volume, as well as being able to redirect the
customer to various captive portals using HTTP redirect directly from the
DPI box, and such.

What I'm interested to know, is if someone has actually had some success
with service offerings like these, or if it can be used to implement some
other kind of value-added service in the network access provider field.

I am fully aware of the net-neutrality implications this might have, but
anyway, putting that aside for a moment, I would like to explore the
possibilities that this technology brings in.

thanks again,

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