Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Dave Pooser dave.nanog at alfordmedia.com
Tue Apr 20 21:58:33 CDT 2010

> Frankly, when you hear people strongly using the argument stateful
> firewalling == NAT, you start to wonder if they've ever seen a stateful
> firewall using public addresses.

I'd hazard a guess that the number of hosts behind NAT gateways is an order
of magnitude -- probably two-- greater than the number of hosts behind
stateful firewalls using public addresses. It's not that the latter don't
exist, it's that economies of scale make the NAT/PAT appliances more widely
used and thus more relevant to the discussion.
Dave Pooser, ACSA
Manager of Information Services
Alford Media  http://www.alfordmedia.com

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