Private address and static IP as an commercial offer.
Gert Doering gert at space.net
Mon Jun 18 14:14:53 CEST 2001
Hi, On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 02:12:42PM +0200, Hans Petter Holen wrote: > | > the informal ietf position is that there are no advantages to nats, and > | > lots of disadvantages. > | Which is a known point of view :) > Maybe that point of view is there for a reason ? Well - the IETF considers IP an end-to-end thing, which is a valid point of view, but obviously not the only one. Especially for security reasons, things like proxies might be desireable, which also break end-to-end IP, just at a different layer. I'm not saying that NAT is the cure for all evils, I just want to state that it is not the *root* of all evils either. Gert Doering -- NetMaster -- SpaceNet AG Mail: netmaster at Space.Net Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 14 Tel : +49-89-32356-0 80807 Muenchen Fax : +49-89-32356-299
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