[oclug] Realm Specific IP, an alternative to NAT
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Mar 28 07:43:57 EST 2002
On Wednesday 27 March 2002 15:37, farrellj wrote:
> I have just been reading up on Realm Specific IP, which is poised to
> be a replacement for NAT.
Perhaps there is a segment of the market which will appreciate this protocol
over NAT, but the problem is that the RSIP gateways require multiple IP
addresses. The entire setup smacks of large scale DHCP/dynamic hosting setup
with an unusual client. I'm unclear from even a third reading of the RFC as
to what the real gains are for over NAT - in fact I can point out some
specific drawbacks. The protocol is supposed to be implemented at the
internet address partitioning level, which really means that only large ISP's
with developing address problems would benefit.
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