RFC 5189

Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) Protocol Semantics, March 2008

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5189.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 3989
Authors:
M. Stiemerling
J. Quittek
T. Taylor
Stream:
IETF
Source:
midcom (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5189

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Abstract

This document specifies semantics for a Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) protocol to be used by MIDCOM agents for interacting with middleboxes such as firewalls and Network Address Translators (NATs). The semantics discussion does not include any specification of a concrete syntax or a transport protocol. However, a concrete protocol is expected to implement the specified semantics or, more likely, a superset of it. The MIDCOM protocol semantics is derived from the MIDCOM requirements, from the MIDCOM framework, and from working group decisions. This document obsoletes RFC 3989. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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