Circumventing Firewalls and NAT
Wes Felter, Editor, Hack the Planet Weblog
Ross Barker, CEO, Interface Dynamics, Inc.
Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn, Software Engineer, zooko.com
Date: Wednesday, November 07
Since many P2P applications have some server functionality, Firewalls and
Network Address Translators (NATs) often block them. Applications aiming
for wide adoption must find ways to communicate efficiently in the face of
firewalls and NATs. At this panel discussion, representatives of several projects will discuss how they've dealt with firewalls and NATs, whether their workarounds are sufficient, and whether more fundamental architectural changes are needed.