extending at the edge

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Thu Oct 11 11:08:13 CEST 2012

On 11/10/2012 09:55, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> No, I think IPv4-style NAT is precisely what he means. Think about it this
> way: if a provider wants to charge on a per-/128 basis, and the user only
> wants to pay the provider once but connect multiple devices, then the only
> way to do that is IPv4-style NAT. As I noted earlier, in this model
> (almost) everybody is worse off, but it's not clear that there's a way to
> avoid that happening.

yes, I meant ipv4 style NAT.  Providers will hand out single /128s because
that is easy to do.  Phone manufacturers will implement nat6 because their
users want to implement connection sharing like they had with ipv4.  It sucks.


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