Hedge 171: Paul Grubb on Zero Knowledge Middleboxes

Middleboxes are used in modern networking to sniff out attack traffic (IDS), block unwanted traffic (stateful packet filters), and share load among several different servers. Encryption, however, is making it hard for the middleboxes to do their job. Paul Grubb joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss zero knowledge middle boxes, which allow operators to enforce arbitrary policies on the underlying traffic of an encrypted connection without decrypting it.


To find out more about Paul’s work in this and other areas, please see Paul’s research page, this article on zero-knowledge middleboxes, and this research paper on zero knowledge middle boxes.