BlindBox: Deep packet inspection over encrypted traffic

BlindBox: Deep packet inspection over encrypted traffic Sherry et al. SIGCOMM 2015 This is the final paper from the inaugural Research for Practice selections, and the third of Justine Sherry's three picks. The fundamental problem addressed is the same as we looked at yesterday: how do you accommodate middleboxes in HTTPS traffic? More specifically, this … Continue reading BlindBox: Deep packet inspection over encrypted traffic

Multi-context TLS (mcTLS): Enabling secure in-network functionality in TLS

Multi-Context TLS (mcTLS): Enabling secure in-network functionality in TLS Naylor et al. SIGCOMM 2015 We're rushing to deploy HTTPS everywhere - and about time - but this has interesting implications for middleboxes since it's hard for them to do their job when traffic is encrypted end-to-end. Say you want to add caching, compression, an intrusion … Continue reading Multi-context TLS (mcTLS): Enabling secure in-network functionality in TLS

Shielding applications from an untrusted cloud with Haven

Shielding applications from an untrusted cloud with Haven Baumann et al. OSDI 2014 Our objective is to run existing server applications in the cloud with a level of trust and security roughly equivalent to a user operating their own hardware in a locked cage at a colocation facility. We're all familiar with the idea of … Continue reading Shielding applications from an untrusted cloud with Haven

IX: A protected dataplane operating system for high throughput and low latency

IX: A Protected Dataplane Operating System for High Throughput and Low Latency Belay et al. OSDI 2014 This is the second of Simon Peter's recommended papers in the 'Data Center OS Design' Research for Practice guide. Like Arrakis, IX splits the operating system into a control plane and data plane for networking. To quote Simon … Continue reading IX: A protected dataplane operating system for high throughput and low latency

Arrakis: the operating system is the control plane

Arrakis: The Operating System is the Control Plane - Peter et al. OSDI 2014 ACM Queue just introduced their "Research for Practice" series with Peter Bailis. Each edition contains 'expert curated guides to the best of CS research,' and in the first instalment Simon Peter selects a set of papers on data-center operating system trends, … Continue reading Arrakis: the operating system is the control plane