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.
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
Dan Wing is the Document Shepherd, and Magnus Westerlund is
the Responsible Area Director.