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[Discuss] Cisco's IOx architecture

Given the mention of IoT, I imagine the idea is targeted at home users who
aren't IT professionals, and the aim would then be to provide "IT
infrastructure in a box" for the home user who doesn't want to run separate
servers for their IoT devices; for these people, it's probably conceptually
easier just to load everything into the one wireless access point they're
already used to.

On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu)
<blu at>wrote:

> > From: at [mailto:discuss-
> > at] On Behalf Of Tom Metro
> >
> > Is running applications on your router really such a good idea?
> Define "router," and define what distinguishes it from "firewall."
> Define "applications."
> It has been long standing, common practice, by necessity, that the
> firewall is the VPN server.  Also by necessity, the VPN is provided over
> https.  And the VPN installer is downloaded by browsing to
> https://therouter   ...  In many ways, this fits the defintion, the
> router is in fact serving an application, and rightly so.
> Likewise, the firewall is often the provider of DNS cache, and DHCP
> services.  I usually prefer to migrate these services elsewhere within the
> LAN, but in many situations, it is rightly put on the firewall.
> So in the above https situation ... It's just providing a convenient
> mechanism to download vpn client, and relay traffic...  But depending on
> the model of firewall, often the administration interface is served up via
> https as well.
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