IPv6 - real vs theoretical problems

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Fri Jan 7 19:02:51 CST 2011


On Jan 8, 2011, at 3:29 AM, Deepak Jain wrote:

>  There are now years of security dogma that says NAT is a good thing, 

Actually, this isn't the case.  There's some *security theater* dogma which makes totally unsupported claims about the supposed security benefits of NAT, but that's not quite the same thing.

;>

NAT has no inherent security benefits whatsoever, and quite a few security drawbacks.  

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