Pinhole Control Protocol (PCP)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Dan Wing 
Last updated 2010-12-06 (latest revision 2010-10-25)
Replaces draft-wing-softwire-port-control-protocol, draft-wing-pcp-proposed-packet-format
Replaced by RFC 6887
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Pinhole Control Protocol is an address-family independent mechanism to control how incoming packets are forwarded by upstream devices such as IPv4 NAT devices, NAT64 devices, and IPv6 firewalls.


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