This chapter covers the following subjects:
Operation of IP Data Networks
Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network
Identify the basic operation of NAT
1 to 1
One way NAT
Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
This last of the chapters about IPv4 topics looks at a very popular and very important part of both enterprise and small office/home office (SOHO) networks: Network Address Translation, or NAT. NAT helped solve a big problem with IPv4: The IPv4 address space would have been completely consumed by the mid-1990s. After it was consumed, the Internet could not continue to grow, which would have significantly ...