RFC 4540

NEC's Simple Middlebox Configuration (SIMCO) Protocol Version 3.0, May 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4540.txt
File formats:
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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Authors:
M. Stiemerling
J. Quittek
C. Cadar
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4540

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Abstract

This document describes a protocol for controlling middleboxes such as firewalls and network address translators. It is a fully compliant implementation of the Middlebox Communications (MIDCOM) semantics described in RFC 3989. Compared to earlier experimental versions of the SIMCO protocol, this version (3.0) uses binary message encodings in order to reduce resource requirements. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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