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RE: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...

  • From: Tony Hain
  • Date: Thu Sep 06 20:28:25 2001

Roeland Meyer wrote:

> ...
> Then consider that most developers are NOT network engineers. 
> They expect the network to *be there*, period.

Or more completely, they expect the network to be transparent
so that every port at the destination IP address connects to 
the same machine, and there is no operational restriction on 
which end initiates the communication.