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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 
problem.

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