Potential Addressing Issue

Gene Schroeder erschroeder at LUCENT.COM
Thu Dec 18 15:24:36 EST 1997


I believe this is a general problem for protocols that carry
IP addresses in the application level, like FTP.  I would think
an H.323 proxy would be needed in this kind of environment.

Gene Schroeder
Lucent

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> From: Tom Taylor <Tom.Taylor.taylor at NT.COM>
> To: ITU-SG16 at MAILBAG.INTEL.COM
> Subject: Potential Addressing Issue
> Date: Thursday, December 18, 1997 12:48 PM
>
> I was going over my notes for the IETF MMUSIC session last week, and
> came across an item which may be an issue for H.323.  Thanks to the
> presence of Network Address Translation (NAT) in the net, an endpoint
> doesn't necessarily know its true network address.  (NAT boxes translate
> between local addresses and public ones invisibly to the hosts
> concerned.)  Thus the address an H.323 endpoint sends out during
> registration with the Gatekeeper may be bogus.



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