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Re: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...
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. --Adam -- Adam McKenna <[email protected]> | GPG: 17A4 11F7 5E7E C2E7 08AA http://flounder.net/publickey.html | 38B0 05D0 8BF7 2C6D 110A