NATting a whole country?

Michael.Dillon at Michael.Dillon at
Thu Jan 4 13:37:26 UTC 2007

> > all of Qatar appears on the net as a single IP address.
> I wonder what they use the other 241663 addresses for.

Same as you.
To address the many machines and networks in Qatar.
The existence of a NAT gateway to one portion of the 
Internet does not remove the need for registered IP
addresses. They are still needed to avoid addressing
conflicts in the portion of the Internet which is
not behind the gateway.

--Michael Dillon

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