On 28 mar 2006, at 18.00, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
From: Kurt Erik Lindqvist [mailto:kurtis(_at_)kurtis(_dot_)pp(_dot_)se]
NAT is a dead end. If the Internet does not develop a way
NAT, the Internet will die. It will gradually be replaced
that are more-or-less IP based but which only run a small number of
applications, poorly, and expensively.
...or you will see an overlay network build on top of
NAT+IPv4 that abstracts the shortcomings away - aka what the
peer to peer networks are doing. End-to-end addressing...
Precisely. Just what is this fetish about keeping the IP address
the same as
the packet travels?
I will have to get better at making irony clearer....I most certainly
hope we are not heading down the route I suggest above. I am _afraid_
we are though.
- kurtis -
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