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Re: Important IPv6 Policy Issue -- Your Input Requested
On 10-nov-04, at 0:00, Leo Bicknell wrote:
The main problem with NAT is protocols that embed IP addresses. I don't think many protocol implementations can be changed by a search and replace like operation, the same way simple apps can.with the protocols still designed to work over IPv4 NAT, and the complexity of IPv6 NAT being roughly "s/long/long long/g" (yes, simplified, but you get my point) and recompiling your NAT code, I'm not sure what will be the barrier to IPv6 NAT.
I would love to see a solid technical reason why IPv6 NAT will NOT work.NAT doesn't work for MANY things by default. You have to add stuff to make it work. If this stuff isn't added for IPv6, your IPv6 NAT will only work with simple client/server apps.
Also: what is the point? If you're going to do NAT anyway, why bother with IPv6?