This specification pertains to the DirectPlay 8 Protocol and describes technology available for the support of network environments that involve Network Address Translation (NAT). The NAT location functionality consists of extensions to the DirectPlay 8 Core and Service Providers Protocol [MC-DPL8CS] to improve NAT [RFC3022] support.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.