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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-v6ops-nap-06.txt
I would like to understand why the title of this document was changed
at the last minute. I also have at least a minor objection to the
new title, particularly to what it means by the word "protection".
The word "protection" in the original title referred to protecting
the end-to-end Internet architecture (the network architecture) from
NAT. In other words, we could use certain facilities in IPv6 instead
of NAT as a way to protect the end-to-end nature of IPv6 networks.
What does the word protection mean now, though? That the facilities
in this document protect the local network? From what?
On Jan 11, 2007, at 3:50 PM, Internet-Drafts@ietf.org wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
This draft is a work item of the IPv6 Operations Working Group of
Title : Local Network Protection for IPv6
Author(s) : G. Van de Velde, et al.
Filename : draft-ietf-v6ops-nap-06.txt
Pages : 46
Date : 2007-1-11
Although there are many perceived benefits to Network Address
Translation (NAT), its primary benefit of "amplifying" available
address space is not needed in IPv6. In addition to NAT's many
serious disadvantages, there is a perception that other benefits
exist, such as a variety of management and security attributes that
could be useful for an Internet Protocol site. IPv6 was designed
with the intention of making NAT unnecessary, and this document
how Local Network Protection (LNP) using IPv6 can provide the
more benefits without the need for address translation.
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