[AusNOG] FW: NATting a whole country?

Shain Singh shain.singh at aapt.com.au
Thu Jan 4 12:17:39 EST 2007

Apologies for those on the NANOG list. I thought it was an interesting
enough article to raise some discussion.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Steven M. Bellovin
Sent: Thursday, 4 January 2007 10:31 a.m.
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: NATting a whole country?

According to
all of Qatar appears on the net as a single IP address.  I don't know
if it's NAT or a proxy that you need to use to get out to the world,
but whatever the exact cause, it had a predictable consequence -- the
entire country was barred from editing Wikipedia, due to abuse by
(presumably) a few people.

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

Shaineel Singh
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