Establishing Reachability Behind NATs

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Author Melinda Shore 
Last updated 2004-03-26
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One of the most persistent, difficult problems introduced with NATs is voluntary reachability -- a NATted device making itself avail- able to the public internet. This paper is an overview of the cur- rent status of reachability, a decomposition of the problem and a proposal for going forward.


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