Engineers Propose 'Network Cookies' As Net Neutrality Fix

Posted by HardOCP News 9:09 AM (CDT)

Thursday September 15, 2016

What do you guys think about this? The concept seems simple enough and cookies have been around forever. Mmmm, cookies.

Engineers at Stanford claim they've concocted a novel solution for the ongoing problem of net neutrality: "network cookies" that let broadband consumers choose for themselves which packets get priority as they stumble about the larger internet. Detailed in a new research paper (pdf), the engineers propose a small piece of data users can attach to their packets, which are detected by the network to determine the "state associated with this cookie" and apply the desired quality of service.