[ILUG] Class C Addresses
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Wed Nov 7 17:46:04 GMT 2001
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 05:31:06PM +0000, Thomas Bridge mentioned:
> > > NAT:
> > > - advantages over 'global unique addresses' none
> > > - disadvantages some
> > - gives people the impression they don't need a firewall
> Failure to understand the limitations of a technology is hardly an argument
> against deploying it. You shouldn't deploy any technology unless you
> understand what you're supposed to be doing.
If that were so, how much would be we paying for our 10Mhz 286s ? Idiots
power mass production...you have to expect a few hiccups along the way.
> > If programmers would just get a list of all IPs associated with a
> >hostname, try the first, attempt to connect, and if that failed inside of
> >a second or three, try the second etc. - everything would be rosy. But no.
> >People are lazy. So, you have to do NAT etc. to get around it. It's a
> >crazy world.
> It seems to me you're arguing against a multilayered networking model.
> In any case, the delays inherent in trying up to 10 TCP connections before
> one succeeds may be unacceptable under certain conditions - in this case,
> you still need Load Balancing to speed things up.
Suppose so. It's just I've seen the pain caused trying to load balance
stuff like MySQL, because application programmers don't want to be
bothered considering a scenario where they can read from many servers, and
only write to one...
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