Gaming Consoles and IPv4

Darin Steffl darin.steffl at
Sun Sep 27 18:17:03 UTC 2020

This isn't rocket science.

Give each customer their own ipv4 IP address and turn on upnp, then they
will have open NAT to play their game and host.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020, 12:50 PM Matt Hoppes <
mattlists at> wrote:

> 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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