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Re: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...
From: "Eric A. Hall" <ehall () ehsco com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 01:03:35 -0500

From: "Jim Shankland" <nanog () shankland org>

Nicely put.  Of course, that model does not correspond to reality, nor
is it ever likely to.  Traffic is always going to be controlled,
filtered, redirected, and translated at administrative boundaries.
Global, packet-level, end-to-end connectivity is dead, until somebody
comes up with a compelling argument for why a Windows PC in an
Internet cafe in Sofia, Bulgaria needs unfettered, packet-level access
to a Coke machine in a break room at Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto.

Or why a team of gamers need to be able to coordinate n-way traffic between
them without each of them having listeners

Or why a protocol would need to embed addressing into the datastream

Not like any of that will ever happen.

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