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Re: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...
On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 10:26:02 PDT, Jon Mansey <[email protected]> said: > All the previous times this discussion has arisen here, I have > concluded that "real" IPs should only be owned and used by folks with > clue, everyone else gets a NATed IP. Discuss. There are those who would argue that you just disenfranchised every user that connects via <insert list of top 10 access providers here>. On the other hand, you *DID* just solve the address space problem - since we know that the majority of dialup users are clueless, and the majority of .com's are lame too, the average ISP should be able to get by with just 10 or 15 IP addresses and NAT everybody behind those. That's like saying "You're only allowed to direct-dial your phone if you know how many volts are between the red and green wires, and what it's there for - everybody else has to ask the operator for assistance". Cross out "operator" and put in "NAT", and that's your proposal..... -- Valdis Kletnieks Operating Systems Analyst Virginia Tech