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Re: Service providers that NAT their whole network?

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Fri Apr 15 15:59:50 2005

On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, Philip Matthews wrote:

> A number of IETF documents(*) state that there are some service providers
> that place a NAT box in front of their entire network, so all their
> customers get private addresses rather than public address.
> It is often stated that these are primarily cable-based providers.

Didn't some of the African ISPs claim that they were forced to do this by
ILEC/monopoly providers who would not give them the IP space they
needed, resulting in ARIN allowing a minimum ISP allocation of /24 for the
African region which is now AfriNIC? goes into much more detail

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