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Re: Application protocols and Address Translation

From: John Angelmo <john@veidit.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 22:13:30 +0100
Message-ID: <3DEBCCFA.6050206@veidit.net>
To: Carl Ford <carl@ietfwatch.net>
CC: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, discuss@apps.ietf.org

Carl Ford wrote:
> One aspect of this to be discussed is the ease of use of getting the IP
> addresses.  Nats have a simple plug and play value that is a counter-balance
> to getting IP addresses allocated. Particularly when most folks have used the
> ISP for this function.

Well the NAT problem gets bigger and bigger every day. I think the race 
on IPv4 is lost here, it's better to concentrare on IPv6 and have good 
IP rules that every user gets a big net and good documentation from the 
ISP on how to use it.
Things must be easy for the end user and SMB otherwise we are stuck in a 
new NAT swamp.

Received on Monday, 2 December 2002 16:14:13 EST

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