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

  • From: Eric A. Hall
  • Date: Mon Sep 10 14:08:12 2001

> From: "Scott Gifford" <[email protected]>

> I've actually seen the question of how NAT breaks the Internet more
> than a good stateful firewall come up more than once, and haven't
> really seen a satisfactory answer.  Where does a stateful firewall
> configured to only allow outgoing connections work that NAT doesn't?

Anywhere the IP address is a part of the protocol, and a proxy for that
protocol does not exist. Peer election protocols, replication protocols, etc.

Eric A. Hall                              
Internet Core Protocols