NATting a whole country?

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at
Thu Jan 4 03:14:53 UTC 2007

On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Fergie wrote:

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> - -- "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb at> wrote:
> >According to
> >
> >all of Qatar appears on the net as a single IP address.  I don't know
> >if it's NAT or a proxy that you need to use to get out to the world,
> >but whatever the exact cause, it had a predictable consequence -- the
> >entire country was barred from editing Wikipedia, due to abuse by
> >(presumably) a few people.
> >
> Sweet. :-)

i can't wait for the: "uhm, that ip is being synflooded, perhaps we should
just null route it?"  call.... :( we've seen this more than 1 time with
cable operators :( it's always fun!

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