If I'm reading it right, it has the potential to break down the final barrier between LANs and the cloud. You could connect devices straight into their network and define routing rules purely through software. I wouldn't need to maintain a physical router.


That has some profound implications. We typically treat LANs as "safe". Any device on your home network can talk to any other device without any oversight. But we're terrified if the open internet has the same level of access.

CF's goal sounds like an attempt at Zero Trust Networking for the common man.

Maybe I'm dreaming, but if each device connects *directly* to the cloud and uses stronger access controls instead of NAT, whew... imagine the overlay networks we could build! That would be a major win for the decentralized web.

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