[rfc-dist] RFC 5189 on Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) Protocol Semantics

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        RFC 5189

        Title:      Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) Protocol Semantics 
        Author:     M. Stiemerling, J. Quittek, T. Taylor
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       March 2008
        Mailbox:    stiemerling at nw.neclab.eu, 
                    quittek at nw.neclab.eu, 
                    tom.taylor at rogers.com
        Pages:      70
        Characters: 161167
        Obsoletes:  RFC3989

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-midcom-rfc3989-bis-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5189.txt

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]

This document is a product of the Middlebox Communication Working Group 
of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
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