1 Introduction

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 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.