Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Apr 21 00:49:51 CDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 21:27 -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I believe we are talking about the case where some engineer
> fat-fingers a change and Roger's claim is that a stateful inspection
> without NAT box will permit unintended traffic while a NAT box will
> not.

Possibly restating Mark's point, but if fat fingers are allowed as a
source of failure, impact is unlimited.

> IOW, All of NAT's security comes from the fact that it requires a
> state table, like stateful inspection.
Er - I think it's a deeper point I was making. To the extent that NAT
offers security at all, that security comes as an *unintentional side
effect* of the job it is actually designed to do. That is, the NAT
device *does not care* about its "security" function.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
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