owen at delong.com
Fri May 13 13:55:22 EDT 2005
> I know exactly what the benefits and downsides of NAT are.
> But it runs all the things that I want to run at home
> just fine. For anything else, I have a colocated server
> elsewhere in a nice data centre.
> I think this is also the pattern followed by Joe User
> although his "server" is likely to be a shared server
> running a blog or a wiki, than my *nix box.
If colo is working for you, great. I'm not using colo, and, NAT
would definitely break things for me. Can you point to a single
benefit from NAT (NAT, not ancillary benefits from stateful inspection)
besides synthetic address conservation?(*)
* I call the address conservation synthetic because it is really address
use optimization. There still needs to be at least one external 48 bit
address/port for every flow in use at any given time. Of course, with a
single /32, you usually get enough 48 bit tuples for most household
applications, but, not always.
If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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