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Re: [opensuse] Practicalities of IPv6
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:36:57 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AE1BF89.6040209@xxxxxxxxxx>
Matthias Bach wrote:

Am Freitag 23 Oktober 2009 11:28:38 schrieb Per Jessen:

G T Smith wrote:

The wiki article below seems to suggest that implementing a form of
NAT for IPv6 is under discussion by the IETF...

Also suggests the implementation is not exactly consistent (or as
simple as intended)...

NAT seems completely superfluous when the networks are dished out
as /64.

Well, the practicallity of NAT is that it allows you to bridge other networks
to the internet, which themselves ain't part of it. This might be interesting

if you want to hide your own network structure, especially if you may only
your uplink for one computer or if your own network is a playground and you
don't want to interfere with the rest, but maybe need some limited
connectivity to it.

IPv6 already provides for that, with both routeable and non-routeable
address ranges, that do not connect to the public internet.

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