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Re: Large ISPs doing NAT?
> On Monday, 2002-04-29 at 08:43 MST, Beckmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Is anybody here doing NAT for their customers? Tony Rall: > If you're NATing your customers you're no longer an ISP. You're a > sort-of-tcp-service-provider (maybe a little udp too). NAT (PAT even more Depends on scale and application. We have lots of customers that we NAT, one way or another. And a lot more that we don't. Some customers WANT to 'just see out' and they like all the 'weird stuff turned off'. Sometimes it's a box at the customers end, sometimes it's nat'd IP's on the dial-up/ISDN/FracT1/T1/Wireless connection itself. Saying we are not an ISP because we do some NAT is a little harsh. Giving the customer options and making things work (when done right, and explained properly.... we have no sales droids) is good business and I think good for the 'net. It gives the clueless (and sometimes cluefull) just a little more isolation. What is wrong is NAT'ing when you should not.