MIDCOM Protocol Semantics

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Authors Martin Stiemerling  , Juergen Quittek 
Last updated 2002-09-09
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This memo specifies semantics for a Middlebox Communication (MIDCOM) protocol to be used by MIDCOM agents for interacting with middleboxes, such as firewalls and 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 a superset of it. The MIDCOM protocol semantics is derived from the MIDCOM requirements, from the MIDCOM framework, and from working group decisions.


Martin Stiemerling (martin.stiemerling@neclab.eu)
Juergen Quittek (quittek@netlab.nec.de)

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