Completely NAT an ISP: A practical possibility?
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:30:15 +0100
On Sunday 16 June 2002 12:17 am, Nick Drage wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 11:33:23PM +0100, Antony Stone wrote:
> > On Saturday 15 June 2002 11:14 pm, Brian Capouch wrote:
> > > I wonder if the sages on this list might share advice as to whether or
> > > not it might be practical to maintain a working ISP where ALL client
> > > machines use private IP addresses, which are then NAT-ted to public IP
> > > space as necessary by iptables.
> > Some current ISPs already do this, and I guess the popularity with their
> > customers varies according to what the customers want to do :-)
> Can you name any ISPs that do this? I haven't seen it in my limited
There's a satellite ISP in the UK which does this - it's called either Hughes
or StreamBeam, I'm not sure which is the end provider and which is the
sub-carrier. The equipment they provide is labelled Hughes.
As a standard account you get private (10.x.y.z) addresses on the end of the
link, however you can ask for public-private NAT and they do SNAT/DNAT to
your private addresses (one-to-one mapping).
I thought I'd heard that some ADSL services in UK provide private addresses
too, but I've never had this, so I can't comment from personal experience.