NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP
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To: IETF-Announce Cc: Internet Architecture Board , RFC Editor , behave mailing list , behave chair Subject: Protocol Action: 'NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP ' as a BCP This document is the product of the Behavior Engineering for Hindrance Avoidance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Magnus Westerlund and Lars Eggert. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-behave-tcp-09.txt
Technical Summary 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. Working Group Summary This document was a product of the BEHAVE working group. There is consensus to publish this document. Protocol Quality This document describes recommended practices for NATs. Most existing NATs already conform to these requirements. The document has benefitted from comments and reviewes by people active in TCPM. It was also WG last called in TCPM. IETF Last call comments has been addressed. Personnel Dan Wing is the Document Shepherd, and Magnus Westerlund is the Responsible Area Director.