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Date:	Sun, 24 Jun 2007 13:44:29 -0700 (PDT)
From:	david@...g.hm
To:	Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@...putergmbh.de>
cc:	Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@....com>, djones@...sove.com,
	LKML Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Scaling Max IP address limitation

On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>
> On Jun 24 2007 15:08, Kyle Moffett wrote:
>>
>> Do you really need that many IP addresses?  When somebody finally gets
>> around to implementing REDIRECT support for ip6tables then you could
>> just redirect them all to the same port on the local system.
>
> The way I see it, it's: "if someone gets around to implement *IPv6 NAT*"
> (which, if its designers were asked, is contrary to the idea of ipv6).

true, but back in the real world it's sometimes desriable to hid _chich_ 
specific machine somethign comes from. so I expect that implementation of 
NAT is going tohappen at some point before it's widely deployed.

David Lang
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