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Title : A Simple Middlebox Protocol
Author(s) : D. Bryant
Filename : draft-bryan-midcom-simple-strawman-00.txt
Pages : 19
Date : 15-Oct-01
This is a very simple strawman protocol for agents to request NAT
address translations and firewall pinholes from a middlebox. This
protocol uses the underlying transport for reliability and to avoid
reinventing TCP. This protocol does not use an existing protocol
like COPS, SOAP, HTTP or DIAMETER as these protocols include
significant complexity that is not required to solve the middlebox
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