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Middlebox Communications (midcom) Protocol Requirements (RFC3304)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009354D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-20
Document File: 10 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. P. Swale: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document specifies the requirements that the Middlebox Communication (midcom) protocol must satisfy in order to meet the needs of applications wishing to influence the middlebox function. These requirements were developed with a specific focus on network address translation and firewall middleboxes.

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� � � � � � � Middlebox Communications (midcom) Protocol Requirements

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

� � This document specifies the requirements that the Middlebox

� � Communication (midcom) protocol must satisfy in order to meet the

� � needs of applications wishing to influence the middlebox function.

� � These requirements were developed with a specific focus on network

� � address translation and firewall middleboxes.

1.� Introduction

� � This document is one of two developed by the Middlebox Communication

� � (midcom) working group to address the requirements and framework for

� � a protocol between middleboxes and "midcom agents."� This document

� � presents midcom requirements; [MCFW] presents the context and

� � framework.� [MCFW] also presents terminology and definitions and

� � should be read in tandem with this one.

� � These requirements were developed by examining the midcom framework

� � and extracting requirements, both explicit and implicit, that

� � appeared there.

Swale, et al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3304� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Midcom Requirements� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � August 2002

2.� Requirements

� � Each requirement is presented as a statement, followed by brief

� � explanatory material as appropriate.� Terminology is defined in

� � [MCFW].� There may be overlap between requirements.

2.1.� Protocol machinery

2.1.1.

� � The Midcom protocol must enable a Midcom agent requiring the s...