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I-D ACTION:draft-rosenberg-midcom-stun-01.txt



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	Title		: STUN - Simple Traversal of UDP Through NATs
	Author(s)	: J. Rosenberg, J. Weinberger, C. Huitema, R. Mahy
	Filename	: draft-rosenberg-midcom-stun-01.txt
	Pages		: 29
	Date		: 07-Mar-02
	
Simple Traversal of UDP Through NATs (STUN) is a lightweight protocol
that allows applications to discover the presence and types of
Network Address Translators (NATs) and firewalls between them and the
public Internet. It also provides the ability for applications to
determine the public IP addresses allocated to them by the nat. STUN
works with nearly all existing NATs, and does not require any special
behavior from them. As a result, it allows a wide variety of
applications to work through existing NAT infrastructure. The STUN
protocol is very simple, being almost identical to echo.

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