what is the difference between nat traversal and nat exemption.

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Sep 11th, 2007

Hi all. In my site to site vpn connection both nat traversal and nat exemption are enabled. What is the difference between the 2 and why do i need both for my ipsec vpn to work. Thks in advance.

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lgijssel Tue, 09/11/2007 - 02:08

These are two different things.

isakmp nat traversal allows for VPN client traffic to be transported using the NAT-T feature.

nat exemption is what we use to not-NAT traffic that is sent over a VPN tunnel.



Jon Marshall Tue, 09/11/2007 - 06:41


Just to expand on previous post.

Nat-traversal is needed when there is a device that sits somewhere in the path between your VPN devices that performs NAT on the packets.

Nat exemption is used to make sure that certain IP addresses are not subject to NAT and are left as is.



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