>>>>> "Imran" == Imran Patel <ipatel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Imran> IPv6 ;-) IPv6 connection tracking is useful for NAT-PT. However,
Imran> other options on top of IPv6 conntrack like masquerading, v6-v6
Imran> NAT, etc look useless and silly.
connection tracking is useful for:
- stateful packet inspection
- queuing/scheduling decisions
The ability to make a decision for a microflow once and then remember it
efficiently for that microflow is very useful. NAT/NAPT is just one situation
where it is required.
One hopes that IPv6 NAT will never be needed.
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