Gaming Consoles and IPv4

Matt Hoppes mattlists at
Sun Sep 27 17:50:51 UTC 2020

I know the solution is always “IPv6”, but I’m curious if anyone here knows why gaming consoles are so stupid when it comes to IPv4?  

We have VoIP and video systems that work fine through multiple layers of PAT and NAT. Why do we still have gaming consoles, in 2020, that can’t find their way through a PAT system with STUN or other methods?

It seems like this should be a simple solution, why are we still opening ports or having systems that don’t work?

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