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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit
On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:56:44 PST, David Conrad said: > Does InterOp? Does HP need 2 plus a bunch of /16s? Etc. In the > extreme, does any reasonably sized organization really _need_ more > than a few /32s (which could be allocated out of PA space thereby > reducing fragmentation) for their NAT gateway and public facing > servers? Only if you think "everybody hiding behind a NAT" is workable - in particular, if you've got enough hosts that you're using up most of 2 /16s, you probably have enough machines that might want an *inbound* SYN packet once in a while that NAT isn't a really good idea. Maybe if you're a corporation where 98% of the machines really shouldn't be accessing the Internet at all *anyhow*, but if you're someplace where "Yes, you can get to the Internet" is policy, you shouldn't be getting into the "but we're not letting you to *all* of the Internet, just the things NAT works with" food-fight.