Private address and static IP as an commercial offer.
Mon Jun 18 20:37:21 CEST 2001
I think, at least when I worked for the RIPE registry we did, the registry only makes people aware of the technology and doesn't support or denounce it. This is as it should be. To NAT or not to NAT is often a business decision that needs to be made by the end user. Keeping end users informed of such technology is a good thing. Forcing people to either use it or not use it would be a bad thing. I get the impression that NATs are widely used throughout Europe. Often seen as a way of addressing IP conservation issues and security at the same time. Often people aren't aware of the disadvantages though. JC
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