RFC 4097 on Middlebox Communications (MIDCOM) Protocol Evaluation

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        RFC 4097

        Title:      Middlebox Communications (MIDCOM)
                    Protocol Evaluation
        Author(s):  M. Barnes, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       June 2005
        Mailbox:    mary.barnes@nortel.com
        Pages:      44
        Characters: 99303
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-midcom-protocol-eval-06.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4097.txt


This document provides an evaluation of the applicability of SNMP
(Simple Network Management Protocol), RSIP (Realm Specific Internet
Protocol), Megaco, Diameter, and COPS (Common Open Policy Service) as
the MIDCOM (Middlebox Communications) protocol.  A summary of each of
the proposed protocols against the MIDCOM requirements and the MIDCOM
framework is provided.  Compliancy of each of the protocols against
each requirement is detailed.  A conclusion summarizes how each of the
protocols fares in the evaluation.

This document is a product of the Middlebox Communication Working
Group of the IETF.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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