LKBEN11103: What is NAT?


Some information about network address translation.


You want ot know what NAT (Network Address Translation) is.


N.A.T. (Network address translation) is used for hiding the IP addresses of multiple devices in a network from the outside internet. This way all devices in a network can access the internet with only a single connection (e.g. cable modem or DSL connection). Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has only to assign you a single IP address with can either be static or dynamic.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: