Big Temporary Networks

Måns Nilsson mansaxel at
Sun Sep 16 12:19:28 UTC 2012

Subject: Re: Big Temporary Networks Date: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 01:11:54PM -0500 Quoting Jimmy Hess (mysidia at
> On 9/15/12, Masataka Ohta <mohta at> wrote: >
> Mans Nilsson wrote:
>  >> I am not suggesting that. I'm just trying to point out that there
> >> might be a bunch of assumptions that aren't as true anymore when a
> >> lot of client connections share both source and destination address,
> >> and perhaps also destination port. If this happens simultaneously when
> >> a large amount of other tcp connections are NATed through the same box,
> >> resource starvation will occur.
> Assumptions that are already broken in Enterprise networks where 100+
> users may share an IP

<snip LONG description of fragile b0rkendeness applied to a perfectly
working network without NAT just so that NAT can be used to break it
even more>

Warum einfach, wenn es auch kompliziert geht? 

Måns Nilsson     primary/secondary/besserwisser/machina
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The FALAFEL SANDWICH lands on my HEAD and I become a VEGETARIAN ...
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