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NAT Behavioral Requirements for Unicast TCP

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Saikat Guha
Last updated 2006-10-20 (Latest revision 2006-02-24)
Replaced by draft-ietf-behave-tcp
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-behave-tcp
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document defines a set of requirements for NATs that handle TCP that would allow many applications, such as peer-to-peer applications and on-line games, to work consistently. Developing NATs that meet this set of requirements will greatly increase the likelihood that these applications will function properly.


Saikat Guha

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