Talk:Interactive Connectivity Establishment
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The terms NAT and Firewall should be carefully considered and contrasted in this topic. While both functions are sometimes combined in a signgle device, ICE's procedures are designed to optimize the NAT Traversal technique chosen, not to traverse firewalls. ICEs techniques (STUN, TURN, etc.) will typically succeed in crossing a router/nat/firewall device designed for minimal administrative managment (i.e. home/small business devices like those marketed under brands like D-Link and Linksys), but will frequently not cross a corporate firewall. This is because the corporate firewall devices are often configured so that UDP traffic is blocked.
How does ICE work?
This page does not at all explain how ICE works. Can someone add some information on the principles and limitations of this?