Middlebox Communications (MIDCOM) Protocol Managed Objects

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Author Mary Barnes 
Last updated 2007-06-28 (latest revision 2003-07-01)
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This document describes and defines the managed objects for dynamic configuration of middleboxes. The scope of the middleboxes to which these managed objects apply is limited to NATs and Firewalls. However, the MIB module as defined by this document is intended to provide a baseline for the dynamic configuration of other types of middleboxes. The applicability of existing Management Information Base (MIB) modules to the MIDCOM requirements, framework and semantics is described. Additional managed objects are defined to satisfy the entirety of the MIDCOM requirements, framework and semantics, providing a complete MIDCOM MIB for NATs and Firewalls to fully realize the requirements of the MIDCOM protocol.


Mary Barnes (mary.ietf.barnes@gmail.com)

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