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Cannot clear dynamic translation even though its not in use

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Jan 14th, 2014
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Hello Guys,

One of my customers wants to configure static NAT instead using dynamic. All traffic from source which need static NAT assigned has been stopped, but I cannot clear dynamic NAT translation anyway ( please see below ). IP accounting output confirmed that there is no traffic at all for the internal host.

Do you guys have any experience with that ?


router#show ip nat translations | i

---            ---                   ---

router#clear ip nat tra

router#clear ip nat translation in

router#clear ip nat translation inside

%Translation in use, cannot remove


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Edison Ortiz Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:36
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I've seen situations where the translation remains 'stuck' and the only solution is to reload the device.

Rejohn Ronald Cuares Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:43
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Before reloading the router, you can try removing IP NAT INSIDE and/or IP NAT OUTSIDE on the interfaces that participated in the NAT process. Then perform a CLEAR IP NAT TRANS *.

Another thing to try is use the FORCED switch to delete dynamic translation forcefully.

E.g. clear ip nat translation inside forced

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rhgtyink Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:25
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Sorry to bump an old thread but I had the same issue.

In certain cases you seem to need to remove every entry by using the following commands:

first list all the entries in the table


show ip nat trans | inc


that will output something like

tcp   <IP>:<PORT    <IP>:<PORT
tcp   <IP>:<PORT    <IP>:<PORT
---         ---                   ---


Next up you need to clear them line by line by using


clear ip nat translation tcp inside 46574 46574



Once that's done you can clear the NAT with

clear ip nat translation inside


(at least on my setup).


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