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Re[2]: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...

  • From: RJ Atkinson
  • Date: Mon Sep 10 14:14:45 2001

At 13:47 10/09/01, Richard Welty wrote:
>in the case of IPSec, the IP addresses need to be preserved end-to-end
>as part of the whole security scheme.

True, but ONLY because the Internet Architecture lacks an alternative
namespace that could identify the box associated with a given network
interface. (The IP address is used in this context to identify the network
interface associated with the Security Association).  So that's all true
today, but is driven by a shortcoming in the Internet Architecture.

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