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Re: end2end? (was: RE: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...)

  • From: Sean M. Doran
  • Date: Fri Sep 07 16:57:16 2001

| has *any* form of identity

That IP overloads "who" and "what" into one value is a fatal flaw.
NAT forces the IP address to indicate topological _location_ and is
therefore good.  Anyone who attempts to use a locator as an identifier
is wrong-headed and deserves no sympathy on the grounds of, "well our
forefathers were wrongheaded too!" and other arguments of that style.