Reliable and Scalable NAT mechanism (RS-NAT) based on BGP for IPv4/IPv6 Transition

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Authors Gang Chen  , Hui Deng  , Bo Zhou  , Mingwei Xu  , Linjian Song  , Yong Cui 
Last updated 2009-10-26
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For the rapid exhaustion of IPv4 address pool against the slow development of IPv6, IPv4/IPv6 co-existence/transition would be a long period. In the IPv4/IPv6 transition process, there are many NAT- like technologies active in the internet. However, the NAT boxes such as IPv4 NAT, IPv4/IPv6 NAT are so poor in their reliability and scalability, which put a severe threat on the development of IPv4/IPv6 transition. This document defines a reliable and scalable NAT (RS- NAT) mechanism to solve the problem.


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