> > I'm probably going to regret this but... what's the
> obsession with have
> > so many public IP addresses? Will a smaller address space
> and NAT not
> > work in a lot of cases?
>> NAT is a hack... cute, but a hack.
OK, I'll go with that.
> > but aren't a couple of IP addresses sufficient for most
> > small-medium sized companies
Could you give more detail. I'm honestly curious about this.
> the point of IP is to provide end to end connections. with NAT you're
> totally breaking this. plus, with NAT, addresses are:
>> NAT machine IP:port address
Sorry to be pedantic, but the point of *TCP* is to provide end-to-end
> NAT is a workaround for the IPv4 shortage.
Can't argue with that, but what percentage of people out there can live
perfectly happily with NAT?
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