[ILUG] NAT and NAF differences
uno at eircom.net
Thu Nov 8 22:30:48 GMT 2001
"John P. Looney" wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 07:08:02PM +0000, Petra mentioned:
> > Someone is trying to tell me that the NAT standard handles ONLY one PC
> > behind the NAT box where as NAF handles multiple PCs behind the NAF box.
> Not ever having heard of NAF, I've a feeling he's talking shite. Or maybe
> just made something up. What does NAF mean ?
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It's in all the ACC (American Communication Corporation) documentation
They were bought by Ericsson and they made a dialup access server called
Tigris, plus a SOHO ISDN router called Congo, a number of other router
NAF (according to ACC) is Network Address Folding....
It seems that it is NAT expanded to allow multiple PCs behind the NAT
rather than the single PC in the basic NAT specification.
I would just refer to it as NAT but this friend of mine insists that
NAT and NAF are distinct.
A search on Whatis.com didn't show up the existance of NAF,
but provided a number of links for NAT.
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