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Re: Application protocols and Address Translation

From: Marshall Rose <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 19:12:40 -0800
To: "Dan Wing" <dwing@cisco.com>
Cc: discuss@apps.ietf.org
Message-Id: <20021204191240.259211cd.mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>

> Except for STUN and (perhaps) other MIDCOM WG items, and except in
> IPSec-over-UDP and -TCP which exist primarily to better traverse NATs.  So,
> perhaps the wording should be something like "unless expressly designed,
> IETF protocols are only guaranteed without NATs".

or, if your application is connection-oriented, just use BEEP and stop caring
as to whether there's a NAT (or a load-balancer or a ...) or not...

/mtr
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