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Handbook of Research on Redesigning the Future of Internet Architectures
An intermediary program which acts both as a server and a client for the purpose of making request on behalf of other clients.
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Multipath TCP (MPTCP): Motivations, Status, and Opportunities for the Future Internet
David Binet (Orange, France), Mohamed Boucadair (Orange, France), Christian Jacquenet (Orange, France), Denis Collange (Orange, France), Karine Guillouard (Orange, France), Yves L'Azou (Orange, France), Luca Muscariello (Orange, France), Laurent Reynaud (Orange, France), Pierrick Seite (Orange, France), and Vincent Gouraud (Orange, France)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8371-6.ch009
The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the core components of the TCP/IP protocol suite. It has been extensively used for the past three decades (and counting) as the privileged connection-oriented transport mode for many Internet applications, including access to web contents. Nevertheless, experience with TCP can sometimes be rather poor for various reasons which include (but are not limited to) sub-optimized forwarding path capabilities. Because a TCP session can only be established over a single path (by definition), this restriction is not only unable to take into account the dramatic evolution of terminal technologies towards multi-interfaced devices, but also the ability to benefit from several yet potential forwarding paths for the sake of improved Quality of Experience (QoE).
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E-Learning Systems Content Adaptation Frameworks and Techniques
A server that sits between the Web server and the client to provide protection and filtering
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Grid Computing for Social Science
A third party or service that acts on behalf of the user with their authority and identity.
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Design and Implementation of a Distributed Firewall
A relay which sits between a client application and the real server permitting to intercept all requests on the network. The proxy server effectively hides the true network addresses.
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Mobile Agents for a Mobile World
In the context of mobile agent platforms, a proxy is a reference to an agent, used by other agents and platform components to communicate with it.
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Tawakkul as an Islamic Morality Concept: Based on Islamic-Turkish Texts
A term denoting either a person who is authorized to stand in place of another or the legal instrument by which the authority is conferred.
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Web Services
An agent that relays a message between a requester agent and a provider agent, appearing to the Web service to be the requester.
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