[ILUG] NAT and NAF differences
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Fri Nov 9 10:06:27 GMT 2001
On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 11:14:36PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 10:49:49PM +0000, Petra wrote:
> > I've learned my lesson......
> > Now I'll be able to go to work tomorrow and tell her that
> > NAF doesn't exist......It will be worth the argument.
> for those who can actually get decent net performance (mine sucks today),
> search google on "network;address;folding". there are some hits.
For the lazy;
It's using NAT to masquerade boxes behind the NAT box. You give your
NATting box a few IPs, and then NAT various external IP:port combos on
your NAT box to boxes behind it.
In the Real World, NAF is called "IP Masquerading". And it uses NAT to do
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