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  1. Network address translation

    In computer networking, Network Address Translation is the process of modifying IP address information in IPv4 headers while in transit across a traffic routing device. The simplest type of NAT provides a one-to-one translation of IP addresses. RFC 2663 refers to this type of NAT as basic NAT, which is often also called a one-to-one NAT. In this type of NAT only the IP addresses, IP header checksum and any higher level checksums that include the IP address are changed. The rest of the packet is left untouched. Basic NATs can be used to interconnect two IP networks that have incompatible addressing. However, it is common to hide an entire IP address space, usually consisting of private IP addresses, behind a single IP address in another address space. To avoid ambiguity in the handling of returned packets, a one-to-many NAT must alter higher level information such as TCP/UDP ports in outgoing communications and must maintain a translation table so that return packets can be correctly translated back. RFC 2663 uses the term NAPT for this type of NAT. Other names include PAT, IP masquerading, NAT Overload and many-to-one NAT. Since this is the most common type of NAT it is often referred to simply as NAT.

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    The numerical value of network address translation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of network address translation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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