NEC's Simple Middlebox Configuration (SIMCO) Protocol Version 3.0
RFC 4540

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From: The IESG <>
To: RFC Editor <>
Cc: The IESG <>, <>,
Subject: Re: Experimental RFC to be: 

The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'Simple Middlebox 
Configuration (SIMCO) Protocol Version 3.0' 
<draft-stiemerling-midcom-simco-09.txt> as an Experimental RFC. 

The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in 
the datatracker 
related to this document and determine whether or not they merit 
incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot 
and the comment log. 

The IESG contact person is Jon Peterson.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

The process for such documents is described at

Thank you,

The IESG Secretary

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Protocol Quality
This document was reviewed under RFC3932 rules by Jon Peterson.

Note to RFC Editor

Please include the following IESG Note boilerplate from RFC3932:

      The content of this RFC was at one time considered by the IETF,
      and therefore it may resemble a current IETF work in progress or a
      published IETF work.  This RFC is not a candidate for any level of
      Internet Standard.  The IETF disclaims any knowledge of the
      fitness of this RFC for any purpose and in particular notes that
      the decision to publish is not based on IETF review for such
      things as security, congestion control, or inappropriate
      interaction with deployed protocols.  The RFC Editor has chosen to
      publish this document at its discretion.  Readers of this RFC
      should exercise caution in evaluating its value for implementation
      and deployment.  See RFC 3932 for more information.

Also, the IESG would like to note that this specification describes a protocol
invented and implemented by the NEC Corporation. At its discretion, the RFC
Editor might want to request that the authors reflect that that NEC Corporation
is responsible for the protocol in the title of the specification.