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At 17:14 07/11/2001 +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> > NAT:
> > - advantages over 'global unique addresses' none
> > - disadvantages some
> - gives people the impression they don't need a firewall
Failure to understand the limitations of a technology is hardly an argument
against deploying it. You shouldn't deploy any technology unless you
understand what you're supposed to be doing.
> If programmers would just get a list of all IPs associated with a
>hostname, try the first, attempt to connect, and if that failed inside of
>a second or three, try the second etc. - everything would be rosy. But no.
>People are lazy. So, you have to do NAT etc. to get around it. It's a
It seems to me you're arguing against a multilayered networking model.
In any case, the delays inherent in trying up to 10 TCP connections before
one succeeds may be unacceptable under certain conditions - in this case,
you still need Load Balancing to speed things up.
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