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Re: Application protocols and Address Translation

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 09:53:15 -0500
Message-Id: <200212021453.gB2ErFj12424@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: John Angelmo <john@veidit.net>
cc: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>, discuss@apps.ietf.org

> I think most ppl dosn't care about NAT as long as it works for them.

I think that's probably true.  But the widespread deployment of
NAT also means that people don't ever get a chance to see what new
apps they could run if NAT weren't there - the presence of NATs
means there's so little market for such apps that they can
never succeed - either that or they require expensive workarounds.
For instance, somebody has a product that lets you access your 
home machine from anywhere on the network.  It works by having
your home machine maintain a connection to a central server,
through which requests can be tunnelled back to your machine.

Keith
Received on Monday, 2 December 2002 09:54:34 EST

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