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Re: Anit-Virus help for all of us??????

  • From: Sean M.Doran
  • Date: Tue Nov 25 12:23:09 2003

On 24 Nov, 2003, at 21:20, Gerardo Gregory wrote:

[NAT and PAT] is not a security feature, neither does it provide any real security, just ... translations.
"You can't curse it if you don't know its name" -- Len Bosack on this issue, Reykjavik, March 2003.

Just cause your broadband router (ahem, switch) vendor states that NAT (in reality PAT) as one of their security 'knobs' does not make it in any way a security feature when implemented.
Oh drat.  So much for Len.