September 21, 2000

Has Cisco patented NAT?

Author: JT Smith has a chat about Cisco patenting NAT. "It turns out that Cisco has a patent on a security system for network address translation
systems. Depending on your reading of the patent and what it really covers, this could be one
of the more threatening software patents to come along yet. NAT has been a feature of Linux networking for years ... "
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