Is NAT can provide some kind of protection?

Douglas Otis dotis at
Sat Jan 15 17:38:17 CST 2011

On 1/15/11 3:24 PM, Brandon Ross wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> I really doubt this will be the case in IPv6.
> I really hope you are right, because I don't want to see that either, 
> however...
> Why do you suppose they did that before with IPv4?  Sure you can make 
> the argument NOW that v4 is in scarce supply, but 10 years ago it was 
> still the case.
> Has Comcast actually come out and committed to allowing me to have as 
> my IPs as I want on a consumer connection in the most basic, cheapest 
> package?  Has any other major provider?
As a customer of Comcast, you can set up a tunnel to and obtain 
your own prefix which then enables 18 x 10^18 IP addresses at no 
additional cost.  See: and


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