I did a keynote presentation at the SIGCOMM'15
HotMiddlebox workshop, "Mobile TCP optimization -
Lessons Learned in Production". The title was set before
I had any idea of what I'd really be talking about, just that it'd be
about some of the stuff we've been working on at Teclo. So apologies if the content
isn't an exact match for the title.
This post contains my slides, interleaved with my speaker's notes for
that slide. It won't be an exact transcription of what I actually
ended up saying, they were just written to make sure that I had at
least something coherent to say re: each slide. We've got an
endless supply of network horror story anecdotes, and I can't actually
remember which ones I ended up using in the talk :-/
I'm particularly happy that my points
on transparency of optimization got a positive
reception. To us it's a key part of making optimization be a good
networking citizen, and has seemingly been getting short shrift so
far. Hilariously the other TCP optimization talk at the workshop
brought up a transparency issue we'd never had to consider, lack of
MAC transparency causing a Wifi security gateway to think connections
were being spoofed.
Thanks to Teclo for letting me talk about some of this stuff publicly,
and to everyone who attended HotMiddlebox. It was a lot of fun, and I
got a bunch of useful information from the hallway discussions.
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