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

  • From: Eric A. Hall
  • Date: Fri Sep 07 02:05:48 2001

> From: "Jim Shankland" <[email protected]>

> Nicely put.  Of course, that model does not correspond to reality, nor
> is it ever likely to.  Traffic is always going to be controlled,
> filtered, redirected, and translated at administrative boundaries.
> Global, packet-level, end-to-end connectivity is dead, until somebody
> comes up with a compelling argument for why a Windows PC in an
> Internet cafe in Sofia, Bulgaria needs unfettered, packet-level access
> to a Coke machine in a break room at Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto.

Or why a team of gamers need to be able to coordinate n-way traffic between
them without each of them having listeners

Or why a protocol would need to embed addressing into the datastream

Not like any of that will ever happen.