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RFC 6108

"Comcast's Web Notification System Design", February 2011

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
C. Chung
A. Kasyanov
J. Livingood
N. Mody
B. Van Lieu
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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Abstract

The objective of this document is to describe a method of providing critical end-user notifications to web browsers, which has been deployed by Comcast, an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Such a notification system is being used to provide near-immediate notifications to customers, such as to warn them that their traffic exhibits patterns that are indicative of malware or virus infection. There are other proprietary systems that can perform such notifications, but those systems utilize Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. In contrast to DPI, this document describes a system that does not rely upon DPI, and is instead based in open IETF standards and open source applications. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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