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NAT and other Network 'Intelligence': Clearing Architectural Haze through the use of Fog Lamps

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Author Eliot Lear
Last updated 2000-04-14
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In their workshop report the IAB once again sets forth its opinion on the use and impact of NAT devices, along with the complications of private network address space.[1,2,3] Therein they discuss the notion of 'transparency'. In this brief document we offer an alternative idea, and suggest its further study: device visibility.


Eliot Lear

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