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dumb pipe

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Cover of Microservices for the Enterprise: Designing, Developing, and Deploying

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Dumb, but still smart enough to encrypt itself, assemble and disassemble packets in their intended order, route your packets around dead-ends, communicate with the correct endpoint, etc. Levels 1 through 6 of the 7-Level OSI Model, that's all.