LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Posted Jan 30, 2011 14:23 UTC (Sun) by trekker.dk
Parent article: LCA: IP address exhaustion and the end of the open net
Currently, NAT routers are an externalized cost for Internet service providers; they are run by customers and ISP's need not worry about them. Adding more layers of NAT will force ISPs to install those routers. And, Geoff said, we're not talking about little NAT routers - they have to be really big NAT routers which cannot fail. They will not be cheap.
Well, I don't know about US/Australia, but this seems to me like something we're doing for a long time around here (CZ). Most people get internet connection behind NAT by default (only exception I'm aware of is ADSL.)
Sometimes (depends on your ISP) you get globally-visible IP when you ask, sometimes you have to ask and pay for it and sometimes - bad luck.
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