BCP 142

RFC 5382

NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP, October 2008

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp142.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Updated by:
RFC 7857
Authors:
S. Guha, Ed.
K. Biswas
B. Ford
S. Sivakumar
P. Srisuresh
Stream:
IETF
Source:
behave (tsv)

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Abstract

This document defines a set of requirements for NATs that handle TCP that would allow many applications, such as peer-to-peer applications and online games to work consistently. Developing NATs that meet this set of requirements will greatly increase the likelihood that these applications will function properly. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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