quietly....

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Thu Feb 3 14:59:56 CST 2011


On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 03:20:25PM -0500, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Thursday, February 03, 2011 02:28:32 pm Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> > The only reason FTP works through a NAT is because the NAT has already
> > been hacked up to further mangle the data stream to make up for the
> > mangling it does.
> 
> FTP is a in essence a peer-to-peer protocol, as both ends initiate TCP
> streams.  I know that's nitpicking, but it is true.

So is SMTP, by the same token.  Aptly demonstrating why the term "P2P" is so
mind-alteringly stupid.

- Matt




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