NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP
Note: This ballot was opened for revision 08 and is now closed.
(Jari Arkko) Yes
(Lars Eggert) (was Discuss) Yes
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(Cullen Jennings) (was Discuss) Yes
Magnus Westerlund Yes
(Ron Bonica) No Objection
(Ross Callon) No Objection
(Lisa Dusseault) No Objection
(Sam Hartman) No Objection
Comment (2007-04-17 for -** No value found for 'p.get_dochistory.rev' **)
I'm not making this a discuss, but I consider it a significant limitation that this document does not consider the implications of an external address being used both for local traffic to the NAT and for translated traffic. I think the requirements for handling internal SYNs are very challenging to deal with in this situation and guidance would almost certainly improve implementation quality here. I've seen significant problems with NATs getting issues like this wrong for UDP.