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What is the difference between a reverse NAT and a static NAT

What is the difference between a reverse NAT and a static NAT

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Farrukh Haroon
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Static NAT: In this type of NAT, the address to be translated and the translated address are fixed. This could either be 1-to-1 or many-to-many. The converse of this NAT type is Dynamic NAT.

Reverse NAT: Is a specific sub-type of Static NAT. It refers to the translation of a Public IP (For example on the DSL Router) to a Private IP (User PC). Since the direction is 'Reverse' its called Reverse NAT. However this term is non-standard jargon, that you should not worry about too much. Each vendor has his own terminology. Just like how we have InkJet, BubbleJet, Deskjet printers :)

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Farrukh

Thank you Farrukh

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