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NATS in the IPv6 Belfry
Posted by: Jordi on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:33 AM
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Cost savings methods to conserve IP addresses and security precautions are potential stumbling blocks to the deployment of IPv6 which, ironically, is designed to provide a far greater number of addresses and better security than the current IPv4.

"There are things called network address translation (NAT) boxes, which are, in part, a side effect of not having enough IPv4 address space," Vint Cerf, MCI's vice president for technology strategy, told a Commerce Department conference on IPv6. "The NAT boxes...are a kind of architectural abomination, but they are there."

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