Problems with removing NAT from a network

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu Jan 6 20:57:29 CST 2011


On 1/6/2011 6:34 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On 1/6/11 5:48 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Doesn't all of this become moot if Skype just develops a dual-stack capable client
>> and servers?
> Really, only some fraction of the supernodes and the login servers need
> to be dual stack.
>
Without revealing too much about the architecture, I can tell you that 
it would need to be a significant fraction of the supernodes (due to how 
node-supernode mapping works in these types of P2P systems), the relay 
nodes (not mentioned) *and* the login servers. Not all of which are 
deployed and controlled by Skype, of course, as recent press about the 
most recent outage has reiterated for those who didn't know.

Matthew Kaufman





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