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Frustrated by the inability to fiddle with Internet routing in real world, Stanford computer scientist Nick McKeown and colleagues developed a standard called OpenFlow that essentially opens up the Web to researchers, allowing them to define data flows using software--a sort of "software-defined networking." Installing a small piece of OpenFlow firmware (software embedded in hardware) gives engineers access to flow tables, rules that tell switches and routers how to direct network traffic. Yet it protects the proprietary routing instructions that differentiate one company's hardware from another.
Originally posted by seb2882
reply to post by tinfoilman
Thanks for the req. Yes, it's true, but if they can do things like "redirect traffic" and tests, my fear is this to evolve into some sort of "LAN ID" where everything you do gets recorded and they can monitor it as they please. Who knows in this specific case which instructions or coding is used to future enhancements.
I make this assumption in the basis that, if someone wanted total internet control, instead of sensoring, it would be much better to simply surveill every user. Of course I believe they do this right now, but in a crude fashion comparing to what could it be.