Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Feb 1 15:38:44 CST 2011

On Feb 1, 2011, at 12:36 PM, david raistrick wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Feb 2011, Dave Israel wrote:
>> responsibility.  If they want to use DHCPv6, or NAT, or Packet over Avian Carrier to achieve that, let them.  If using them causes them problems, then they should not use them.  It really isn't the community's place to force people not to use tools they find useful because we do not like them.
> Not to mention that when you take tools -away- from people that solve an existing problem, you'll get a lot of pushback.
NAT solves exactly one problem. It provides a way to reduce address consumption to work around a shortage of addresses.

It does not solve any other problem(s).

As such, taking it away when giving you a large enough address space that there is no longer a shortage doesn't
strike me as taking away a tool that solves a problem. It strikes me as giving you a vastly superior tool that solves
rather than working around a problem.


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