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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Thu Aug 31 18:31:08 2000

Why can't they use those apps through NAT? I do it from home quite often.

Deepak Jain

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Shawn McMahon wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 03:59:16PM -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > 
> > This is not meant at anyone personally, its just something I noticed. 
> > 
> > When we are deciding that IP savings, etc are worth it, why not make all
> > Cable/DSL/Dialup providers use NAT to map access logins to a small pool of
> > IPs too?
> Because that only works if none of your customers want to access their home
> boxes from outside in any way, and if none of their applications require a return
> channel.
> Telling your customers they can't telnet, ssh, or VNC into their home boxes
> costs you all your *nix users, and telling them they can't use Napster costs
> you all your Windows users.
> The few Mac users you have left don't keep you profitable.  :-)