quietly....

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Feb 1 17:41:50 CST 2011


On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 13:38 -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
> NAT solves exactly one problem. It provides a way to reduce address
> consumption to work around a shortage of addresses.

Devil's advocate hat on: NAT (in its most common form) also permits
internal addressing to be independent of external addressing.

The side effects of that are not necessarily desirable (loss of
end-to-end connectivity, performance issues, limitations on simultaneous
connections etc etc).

It seems to me that it is this property of NAT that people are most
loath to lose. And why ULA looks tantalisingly delicious.

Regards, K.

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