[rfc-dist] RFC 6108 on Comcast's Web Notification System Design

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        RFC 6108

        Title:      Comcast's Web Notification System Design 
        Author:     C. Chung, A. Kasyanov,
                    J. Livingood, N. Mody,
                    B. Van Lieu
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       February 2011
        Mailbox:    chae_chung at cable.comcast.com, 
                    alexander_kasyanov at cable.comcast.com, 
                    jason_livingood at cable.comcast.com,  
                    nirmal_mody at cable.comcast.com, 
                    brian at vanlieu.net
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 55329
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-livingood-web-notification-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6108.txt

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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