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Re: NATting a whole country?
> > all of Qatar appears on the net as a single IP address. > > I wonder what they use the other 241663 addresses for. Same as you. To address the many machines and networks in Qatar. The existence of a NAT gateway to one portion of the Internet does not remove the need for registered IP addresses. They are still needed to avoid addressing conflicts in the portion of the Internet which is not behind the gateway. --Michael Dillon