BCP 148

RFC 5508

NAT Behavioral Requirements for ICMP, April 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5508.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Updated by:
RFC 7857
Authors:
P. Srisuresh
B. Ford
S. Sivakumar
S. Guha
Stream:
IETF
Source:
behave (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5508

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Abstract

This document specifies the behavioral properties required of the Network Address Translator (NAT) devices in conjunction with the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). The objective of this memo is to make NAT devices more predictable and compatible with diverse application protocols that traverse the devices. Companion documents provide behavioral recommendations specific to TCP, UDP, and other protocols. 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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