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

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Thu Sep 06 21:19:59 2001

|> From: David Howe [mailto:[email protected]]
|> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 5:54 PM
|> > 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.

Absolutely true. I'll take that clarification.

|> which of course *is* possible for at least one machine per visible IP
|> address - even if additional IPs are masqed behind it.

if you are doing one:one NAT then why do NAT at all?
if you are doing one:many then it won't work (broken).