the alleged evils of NAT, was Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

John R. Levine johnl at
Tue Apr 27 13:09:40 CDT 2010

>>> Did you use Yahoo IM, AIM, or Skype?
>> Yes, yes, and yes.  Works fine.
> What about every other service/protocol that users use today,
> and might be invented tomorrow ?  Do & will they all work with
> NAT ?

Some do, some don't.  My observation is that in practice the stuff that 
people do on consumer DSL works through NAT a lot better than the nanog 
conventional wisdom says it does.

> Will it stop or hamper the innovation of new services on the
> internet ?

Like peer to peer phish bots?  I certainly hope so.


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