The End-To-End Internet (was Re: Blocking MX query)

Jay Ashworth jra at
Tue Sep 4 20:16:05 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Herrin" <bill at>

> That's what firewalls *are for* Jay. They intentionally break
> end-to-end for communications classified by the network owner as
> undesirable. Whether a particular firewall employs NAT or not is
> largely beside the point here. Either way, the firewall is *supposed*
> to break some of the end to end communication paths.

Correct, Bill.

Hopefully, everyone else here who thinks DNAT is the anti-Christ heard the
"largely beside the point" part of your assertion, with which I agree.

-- jra
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