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

  • From: Adam McKenna
  • Date: Sun Sep 09 20:51:03 2001

On Sun, Sep 09, 2001 at 11:30:26AM -0700, woody weaver wrote:
> I'm not sure who was first, in terms of IOS NAT and ip_masq.  If memory
> serves (and it usually doesn't) then 11.2 was released around Aug 97.  I
> don't see any easy way to identify the release date.

Unfortunately, I let my urge to smack Meyer down mask the original intent of
my message.

To tell you the truth, I don't really care what products were shipping NAT
first -- the fact still remains that NAT was not some hack created by a small 
group of people so that the "poor dialup user" could take revenge against the 
evil ISP that won't give out more than 1 IP for $20/month (as Meyer would 
have you believe).  It is a documented standard, brought about by the IETF as 
a means of conserving IPv4 space.


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