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On Tue, 1 Feb 2011, Owen DeLong wrote:

> NAT solves exactly one problem. It provides a way to reduce address 
> consumption to work around a shortage of addresses.
> It does not solve any other problem(s).

Sure it does.

It obfuscates internal addressing.

This wasn't the original goal, but it's a "feature" that some groups of 
users have come to require.

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