Examples 24-3 and 24-4 show the evidence that dynamic NAT begins with no NAT table entries, but the router reacts after user traffic correctly drives the NAT function. Example 24-3 shows the output of the show ip nat translations and show ip nat statistics commands before any users generate traffic that makes NAT do some work. The show ip nat translations command, which lists the NAT table entries, lists a blank line; the show ip nat statistics command, which shows how many times NAT has created a NAT table entry, shows 0 active translations.
! The next command lists one empty line because no entries have been dynamically