Updated NAT fixes

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Apr 16 14:15:05 EDT 2002

Steven Michaud <smch at midway.uchicago.edu> writes:

> I don't understand how this helps with NAT.  What gets put into the
> "from-initiator" and "from-acceptor" fields?  Does the client have to
> know what NAT address it's going to get?

The application knows whether its the initiator or acceptor of the
session.  It sets a single bit-flag that says "initiator" or
"acceptor" in lieu of an IP address.  When you receive a packet, you
check the bit and make sure the message is from the other side.


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