Re: NATmakes a network a host -- must every process have an IP address?


Thursday, December 5, 2002, 3:33:31 PM, you wrote:
Edward> I'm convinced that had DNS built in features to remotely manage
Edward> answers from a cache (which is the crux of the problem - a cache 
Edward> sitting topologically on a NAT node) and had made error reporting 

Sounds like you are tripping across the end-to-end myth.  Whenever we design
a protocol that believes there is a direct interaction between one end-point
and the other, we later have to deal with the presence of intermediation.
Caches.  Firewalls.  Whatever.

Store-and-forward is not just for layer 3.

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Received on Friday, 6 December 2002 01:41:10 UTC