RE: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking

Digex was the first carrier to publicly announce support for the inktomi

From memory, the alteon switch was a layer 4 switch that changed the

destination interface.

The Solaris box then, in turn, pulled the destination address out of the
received packet, and fired up an outgoing connection based on that
destination address. I did the same thing with Squid and IPFilter on my
personal solaris box, transparently proxying. I didn't think that the
Alteon talked any special protocol, just re-routed traffic based on
destination port.

How does the Mirror Image box do anything different? I thought this was a
common hack used by MI, NetApp, NetCache and the Squid users out there, do
they all do something fancier/simpler?

Best regards,

Jamie Scheinblum - FASTNET(tm) / You Tools Corporation (888)321-FAST(3278)
FASTNET - Business and Personal Internet Solutions

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