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Comment Re:Absence?! (Score 1) 595

NAT has no security benefits.

Just because that is repeated ad-nauseam doesn't make it true.

Of course NAT has security benefits: It acts basically as a "one-way" firewall, which is exactly what most people that don't run a server at home need.

Of course you could configure a IPv6-firewall the same way, but that would take several days and who has time for that?

NAT IS NOT A FIREWALL IN ANY SENSE OF THE TERM. Also, why is anyone bothering to debate v4 vs v6 with people who think that NAT is a firewall, and that you have to "call AT&T and request IPv6"?

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