• IPv6 and NAT (was: Cheap Hosting...)

    From Rampage@VERT/SESTAR to Ogg on Sun Mar 21 09:50:52 2021
    Re: Cheap Hosting...
    By: Ogg to Rampage on Sat Mar 20 2021 18:56:00

    the main thing i don't care for with IPv6 is the loss of NAT
    which, granted, is not needed, but it is a way to kind of
    protect your devices by keeping them hidden... IPv6 is not
    meant to be hidden and every address is meant to be
    accessible from everywhere... it is a huge change from IPv4
    thinking, really...

    Interesting. So there is not such thing as an IPv6 router
    with a NAT?

    there is but only for certain uses, AIUI... here are some quick quotes that may help understanding...

    "Because NAT exists to overcome a shortage of IPv4 addresses, and because IPv6 has no such shortage, IPv6 networks do not require NAT."

    "What is correct in relation to NAT for IPv6? It is a temporary mechanism to assist in the migration from IPv4 to IPv6."

    "Nat for ipv6 is strongly discouraged by IETF. ... People use NAT for a variety of reasons. Address availability, they want more addresses for internal hosts than they have public addresses. Address independence, they want to
    maintain their internal addresses independent of changes to their connectivity."

    "NAT64 is an IPv6 transition mechanism that facilitates communication between IPv6 and IPv4 hosts by using a form of network address translation (NAT). The NAT64 gateway creates a mapping between the IPv6 and the IPv4
    addresses, which may be manually configured or determined automatically."

    "The end-to-end connectivity problems that are caused by NAT are solved because the number of routes increases with the number of nodes that are connected to the Internet. ... Answers Explanation & Hints: The large number of
    public IPv6 addresses eliminates the need for NAT."

    the above quotes taken from



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