July 26, 2004

Preventing the Internet Meltdown

Filed under: markets — Wendy @ 12:04 pm

I’m in LA at PFIR’s “Preventing the Internet Meltdown” conference. I’ll report here (when the NATted Net isn’t melting down), and I’d also be watching Susan Crawford, Ed Felten, Mary Bridges, Karl Auerbach, and Michael Froomkin.


  1. Preventing the Internet Meltdown

    Wish I were there:  Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags: Preventing the Internet Meltdown

    Trackback by Lextext — July 26, 2004 @ 2:00 pm

  2. I’m Melting

    I’m at the PFIR Meltdown Conference.. I’m here to listen and think not blog, so I don’t know how many posts I’ll do, but there are number of high-quality bloggers here, including: Susan Crawford Wendy Seltzer Ed Felton Karl Aurb…

    Trackback by Discourse.net — July 26, 2004 @ 3:32 pm

  3. On Monday, the first day of Preventing the Internet Meltdown, as Wendy reports above, the NAT melted the Internet access down.

    It has been unfortunate that there has been so little discussion of current meltdowns like this. NATs are like the weather; everyone talks about them, but nobody seems to do anything about them.

    FYI, I installed USC/ISI’s TetherNet (http://www.isi.edu/tethernet ) to restore network connectivity, as a bit of ‘climate control’. TetherNet connects to a NAT’d Internet connection and un-does what a NAT does. The room has since been on the _real_ Internet, with real, routable IP addresses, forward _and_ reverse DNS, etc.


    Comment by Anonymous — July 27, 2004 @ 8:56 am

  4. Your comment system does not work.

    Comment by Radio — July 27, 2004 @ 10:42 am

  5. Ah, so the true agenda of the “Meltdown” Conference comes out, NAT (IPv8) Bashing.

    And of course, the .EDU Postel People arrive
    with a non-viable solution that will never
    compete with the IPv9 (Cisco/Linksys) Routers
    now flowing out of China.

    Comment by NAT — July 27, 2004 @ 11:31 am

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