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Short term NAT requirements for UDP based peer-to-peer applications

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mmusic WG)
Expired & archived
Author Christian Huitema
Last updated 2001-09-20
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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During the next few years, as the IPv4 address space moves toward exhaustion, it is likely that the deployment of NAT will accelerate. This draft presents the requirements that NAT devices must meet in order to enable use of UDP by peer-to-peer applications. The requirement can be summed up by the need to avoid gratuitous filtering and too short timers.


Christian Huitema

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