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NAT Behavioral Requirements for TCP

Saikat Guha, Kaushik Biswas, Bryan Ford, Senthil Sivakumar, and Pyda Srisuresh

October 2008


This document defines a set of requirements for NATs that handle TCP that would allow many applications, such as peer-to-peer applications and online games to work consistently. Developing NATs that meet this set of requirements will greatly increase the likelihood that these applications will function properly.

Final RFC: Plain text

Early drafts:

Topics: Routing Peer-to-Peer Transport Layer Networks Network Address Translation Bryan Ford