[arin-ppml] IPv4 Depletion as an ARIN policy concern

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Nov 2 15:15:01 EST 2009

On Nov 2, 2009, at 9:58 AM, Roger Marquis wrote:

> Kevin Kargel wrote:
>> NAT started out as a kludgy local workaround and will always pretty  
>> much be
>> a local workaround. NAT is nothing more than a silly router trick.
> Whether or not NAT is "kludgy", a "workaround", or "silly" is an  
> opinion.
> It is an opinion not supported by fact i.e., the market for end-node
> network gear without NAT, which is effectively zero.  As a result  
> arguments
> against NAT are irrelevant.
True... More accurately, in IPv4, NAT is a necessary evil which is  
because of the serious shortage of IPv4 addresses.

However, in IPv6, that shortage is not present and therefore, NAT  
moves from
being a necessary evil to an UNnecessary evil.


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