Slightly OT: How common is NAT?

Alfred alfred at
Fri Dec 13 16:02:08 EST 2002

I was told a few months ago that all of AOL is one giant NAT'd 
network... So I would say its damn common :)

Michael Still wrote:

> Hello.
> I have been asked at work how common NAT'ed corporate networks are. My gut
> feeling is very, for a couple of reasons:
>  - all the corporate networks I have seen are like that
>  - no one can afford mounds of real IPs
>  - it's more "secure"
> Does anyone know of any research / references which will either backup my
> statement, or prove me wrong?
> Thanks,
> Mikal

Alfred Reynolds
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