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Re: Security gain from NAT

  • From: Richard P. Welty
  • Date: Mon Jun 04 19:28:20 2007

Jim Shankland wrote:
But NAT *requires* stateful inspection;
No, NAT does not require this.

Port NAT mapping one IP to many does, but there are other
kinds of NAT.

this lack of precision can lead to nasty results when
clueless middle managers demand things they don't understand
(which is, after all, the way of clueless middle managers.) the
technically minded of us can at least not aggravate the situation
by being sloppy with our use of language.