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Date:	Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:52:34 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Jan Engelhardt <>
cc:	Kyle Moffett <>,,
	LKML Kernel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: Scaling Max IP address limitation

On Jun 24 2007 13:44, 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.

Client-transparent SOCKS5 proxy. It already exists today! ;-)
(Not as performant as an in-kernel NAT, though.)

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