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Billions of dollars of electricity are being used to keep idle or unused network hosts fully powered-on only to maintain their network presence. This paper investigates how a Network Connectivity Proxy (NCP) could enable significant energy savings by allowing idle hosts to enter a low-power sleep state and still maintain full network presence. An NCP must handle ARP, ICMP, DHCP, and other low-level network presence tasks for a network host. An NCP must also be able to maintain TCP connections and UDP data flows and to respond to application messages. The focus of this paper is on how TCP connections can be kept alive during periods of host sleep by using a SOCKS-based approach called green SOCKS (gSOCKS) as part of an NCP.
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