Network Address Translation¶
Network Address Translation, or NAT, involves changing properties of a packet as it passes through a router. Typically this is done to mask or alter the source or destination to manipulate how such packets are processed by other hosts.
The most common examples are:
- Source NAT, also known as Outbound NAT, which translates the source address and port of a packet to mask its origin.
- Destination NAT, commonly referred to as Static NAT or Port Forwards which translate the destination address and port of a packet to redirect the packet to a different target host behind the router.
TNSR applies NAT based on the configured mode and the presence of directives
inside (internal/local) and
inside interface is a local interface where traffic enters and it will
have its source hidden by NAT. An
outside interface is an interface where
that translation will occur as a packet exits TNSR. An example of this is shown
in Outbound NAT.
NAT is processed after ACL rules. For more information, see ACL and NAT Interaction.
- Dataplane NAT Modes
- NAT Options
- NAT Pool Addresses
- Outbound NAT
- Static NAT
- NAT Reassembly
- Dual-Stack Lite
- Deterministic NAT
- NAT Examples