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Middlebox communication architecture and framework (RFC3303)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009353D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-20
Document File: 35 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Srisuresh: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A principal objective of this document is to describe the underlying framework of middlebox communications (MIDCOM) to enable complex applications through the middleboxes, seamlessly using a trusted third party. This document and a companion document on MIDCOM requirements ([REQMTS]) have been created as a precursor to rechartering the MIDCOM working group.

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Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � A principal objective of this document is to describe the underlying

� � framework of middlebox communications (MIDCOM) to enable complex

� � applications through the middleboxes, seamlessly using a trusted

� � third party.� This document and a companion document on MIDCOM

� � requirements ([REQMTS]) have been created as a precursor to

� � rechartering the MIDCOM working group.

� � There are a variety of intermediate devices in the Internet today

� � that require application intelligence for their operation.� Datagrams

� � pertaining to real-time streaming applications, such as SIP and

� � H.323, and peer-to-peer applications, such as Napster and NetMeeting,

� � cannot be identified by merely examining packet headers.� Middleboxes

� � implementing Firewall and Network Address Translator services

� � typically embed application intelligence within the device for their

� � operation.� The document specifies an architecture and framework in

� � which trusted third parties can be delegated to assist the

� � middleboxes to perform their operation, without resorting to

� � embedding application intelligence.� Doing this will allow a

� � middlebox to continue to provide the services, while keeping the

� � middlebox application agnostic.

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