Security gain from NAT

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Tue Jun 5 11:03:49 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007, Mattias Ahnberg wrote:
> Donald Stahl wrote:
> > Keep it simple. NAT is a terrible terrible hack- and it's sad that it's
> > become so accepted in the maintsream.
> Probably mostly because it WORKS for people, it doesn't require you
> to be a network specialist.

You know, I can't help but see parallels between this and the IP versus other
protocols (esp OSI) from what I read during my stint as an undergraduate
EE. (No, I'm not an EE now.) I'm sure there's plenty of grumpy telco
people out there who think IP is just a hack and OSI/ATM/ISDN were the
technologies that were thought out 'right' and should've caught on, damnit!

(won't post again on this thread, sorry!)

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