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RE: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > Right, the tradition has roots at least a few years further back > in the hack created by the "poor dialup shell account user" to allow > them to get SLIP (and, at some point, CSLIP and PPP) access to the net > without needing their own IP assigned by using a shell server they had an > account on, with it's IP address. First done in TIA, then SLiRP. > > That was... 1994 or earlier. The earliest was, I think, the program "term" in '92 or '93. I had a Netcom shell account (who didn't? :) and was using term with Linux oh about 0.98... Term was the first, TIA and SLiRP followed soon after. > And TIA is essentially NAT, implemented in a manner that would be > considered peculiar compared to today's common implementations. Ummm, that's an understatement. You had to make guesses how transparent your serial terminal link was.... and configure the escape sequences by hand in term's config file. I think I recall TIA and SLiRP improved upon term by figuring out most of that automatically. - --- Quantum Mechanics: the dreams stuff is made of -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGPfreeware 6.5.8 for non-commercial use <http://www.pgp.com> iQA/AwUBO5zx30ksS4VV8BvHEQLrZACguHbO3l+t2zCpr0zq4D9qo6rfxgEAoIqh 7Is+C60fi9P0UsdXCPQpW5le =wUdK -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----