RFC 5389 on Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN)

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 5389

        Title:      Session Traversal Utilities for NAT 
        Author:     J. Rosenberg, R. Mahy,
                    P. Matthews, D. Wing
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2008
        Mailbox:    jdrosen@cisco.com, 
        Pages:      51
        Characters: 125650
        Obsoletes:  RFC3489

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-behave-rfc3489bis-18.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5389.txt

Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN) is a protocol that serves
as a tool for other protocols in dealing with Network Address
Translator (NAT) traversal.  It can be used by an endpoint to
determine the IP address and port allocated to it by a NAT.  It can
also be used to check connectivity between two endpoints, and as a
%keep-alive protocol to maintain NAT bindings.  STUN works with many
existing NATs, and does not require any special behavior from them.

STUN is not a NAT traversal solution by itself.  Rather, it is a tool
to be used in the context of a NAT traversal solution.  This is an
important change from the previous version of this specification (RFC
3489), which presented STUN as a complete solution.

This document obsoletes RFC 3489.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Behavior Engineering for Hindrance Avoidance Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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