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Comment Re: Absence?! (Score 1) 595

Right... But I'm lucky to still have one public IP let alone another. End users can barely get IPs. What few you get have to go through hassles of justification and extra fees. I think I'd rather live in a world where it's common place to just hand people a swath of IPs.

Comment Re:Absence?! (Score 5, Informative) 595

Right now - quite a bit - there are all sorts of mechanism that have to be worked around. Every spend any time troubleshooting SIP? Do you know why nobody does direct media?

Ever wonder why file transfers in instant messaging apps either work intermittently or perform slowly?

Ever see the layers of complexity we've built to do our best to work around such issues: STUN, UPNP, NAT-PT, ICE, ALGs... It's layers upon layers of cruft. ...and we haven't even gotten to the real horror of so called "carrier-grade" NAT yet... Eg) NAT behind NAT.

The prospects are awful.

The fact anything works at all is a testament to... something... ...but it is not a solid solution. It was a stop-gap measure that should have been discarded long away.

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