[ILUG] NAT and NAF differences
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Thu Nov 8 22:41:13 GMT 2001
On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 10:33:36PM +0000, Petra mentioned:
> 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 box, 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.
My advice for the future; pay no attention to horoscopes, or people that
read marketing literature.
Any NATted network I've seen, you have the internet in front of the NAT
box (many hosts) and a private network behind it (also many hosts).
NAT means "Network Address Translation", and is done on a one-to-one
basis. But that doesn't mean it'll only do one box.
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