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Double NATing

Can anyone explain NAT overlapping in easy words and how it works.

And also please explain what does NAT means?

Thanks

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Posted by WebUser Waqas Chaudhry

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Double NATing

NAT stands for Network Address Translation.  This is where in most cases a "private" address (i.e. RFC1918) is mapped/converted to a publicly routable address.

Double NATing from what I have run into is where you start out with say 10.1.1.5 address and it is NAT'd to 12.37.160.33 when you pass through the first firewall.  When you come to another firewall, 12.37.160.33  would then be NAT'd to yet another address of  68.23.122.54.  Not ideal but it has been known to happen.  In my earlier days of networking, Double NATing was a bad thing and prone to having problems.  With improvements over the past couple of years, having problems with Double NATing doesnt seem to be the problem it has been in the past.

I think Double NATing and NAT overlapping from what you are asking are the same thing.

Ron

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