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RE: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > Eric Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> has expressed the position succinctly: > > > The fact is that I can write an Internet-compliant application in > > about two minutes that will break every NAT ever sold, simply because > > they don't have a proxy for the protocol. NATs violate fundamental > > Internet principles. > > Many stupid things can be done in about two minutes. This particular > fundamentalist tenet has been at odds with reality since the first > firewall was installed, and will only become more so. > > Jim Shankland Oh yes, the firewall. That convenient device that network software developers can assume will always pass port 80 and 443 traffic. So everything uses port 80 and 443 in the future Internet, and we're all the better for it. Uh-huh. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGPfreeware 6.5.8 for non-commercial use <http://www.pgp.com> iQA/AwUBO5kHyEksS4VV8BvHEQJI6wCgm6JoiS11I5g4NkrxnDaZU4nlTAkAoMMu ll66gu/3u8oaOx+0RGc7bvF+ =+9g3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----