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RFC 6978

"A TCP Authentication Option Extension for NAT Traversal", July 2013

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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Author:
J. Touch
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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Abstract

This document describes an extension to the TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO) to support its use over connections that pass through Network Address Translators and/or Network Address and Port Translators (NATs/NAPTs). This extension changes the data used to compute traffic keys, but it does not alter TCP-AO's packet processing or key generation algorithms.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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