[rfc-dist] RFC 4540 on NEC's Simple Middlebox Configuration (SIMCO) Protocol Version 3.0

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        RFC 4540

        Title:      NEC's Simple Middlebox Configuration (SIMCO) 
                    Protocol Version 3.0 
        Author:     M. Stiemerling, J. Quittek,
                    C. Cadar
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       May 2006
        Mailbox:    stiemerling at netlab.nec.de, 
                    quittek at netlab.nec.de, 
                    ccadar2 at yahoo.com
        Pages:      67
        Characters: 152685
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-stiemerling-midcom-simco-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4540.txt

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.


EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet 
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