But supporting SCTP has to start somewhere ? Why?
Posted Nov 25, 2009 23:55 UTC (Wed) by foom
In reply to: But supporting SCTP has to start somewhere ? Why?
Parent article: Reducing HTTP latency with SPDY
Because when people say "XXX is broken because of NAT", they actually mean "XXX is broken
because of stateful connection tracking and filtering".
They just say "NAT" because stateful connection tracking and filtering is an integral part of NAT, and
NAT is the most use. Of course it's possible to do a the connection-tracking without the address
rewriting, but the important thing to note it is not any less complex, and causes no fewer problems.
It still prevents you from having an end-to-end internet.
You still want to have protocol-specific parsing in order to find "related" connections which should
be allowed through. (e.g. with FTP). You'd still need a protocol like uPNP or NAT-PMP in order to
advise the firewall to open a hole for things like BitTorrent. There's almost no advantage at that
point versus actually having a NAT.
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