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What is NAT? (Network Address Translation)

Users must be knowing that network address translation (NAT) allows and permit all the internet protocols to individually and singly uphold public IP addresses and private IP addresses. This technology is becoming popular day by day as it contains some excellent and remarkable features that truly excites and thrill the user. It provides the platform to share the internet connection on a larger scale. Load balancing applications also make use of this application on the corporate level.

This network maps out all the private internet protocol addresses to come up on the single, solo network. This step will allow the computers that are being operating in the home to use single internet connection. It will also enhance the network security and will not tolerate and give consent to the external computers to operate the home network. It works efficiently and effectively.

It keeps on modifying the destination addresses to mirror and reproduce the configured addresses. It chains and supports the internal and external IP addresses that consist of the permanent or dynamic mappings. The function and basic task of NAT is performed on the routers. Users can also practically implement this application in software. Like internet connection sharing (ICS) make use of the NAT in their windows operating system. It works both in inward and outward internet protocol addresses. In other words, this type of scooping mode provides convenience to the users.

One thing should be kept in mind that NAT does not consist of all the elements and traits that a true firewall consist of but it does operate some antivirus and other firewall applications. This network came into being and was originated to protect and save the address space of public internet. Hence, it works on the tremendous level and is being improved day by day on a larger scale.


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