>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Ferguson <pferguso @
Paul> obsoleted by a 'best current practice' RFC . It stands to reason
Paul> that a BCP endorses use of reserved addresses, and the only way to
Paul> accomplishg this and maintain connectivity to the remainder of the
Paul> global Internet is to use a NAT, or application layer gateway which
Paul> provides NAT functionality.
Now if people would just stop writing protocols that insert IP addresses
into the data stream... And we could destroy FTP as the dain-bramaged beast
it is... Maybe NAT would work. Until then, it's kludgy at best. <sigh>
You'll not that I didn't say it was un-necessary or un-usefull, only kludgy.
(A member of the application proxy of-the-month club,)
Carson Gaspar -- carson @
edu carson @
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