Network Address Translation (NAT) will have some (probably
negligible) effect on performance simply because it uses CPU
cycles. Unless you are doing a truly ridiculous number of
translations, tho, you should not have to worry about a
"notible degradation of performance".
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> A slightly different topic, have you seen any notible
> degradation of performance while doing address translation
> with Firewall-1? ie., running a private Class B network
> inside the FW and translating to a range of legal addresses
> to access the 'net. We are about to make a decision to
> move back to a private address scheme inside the FW, and I
> have heard several opinions about the effects and latency it
> will have on our SPARC-5. I am a Novell guru, not a UNIX
> guru, so: Looking for your opinion...
> Mark Odiorne Network Analyst
> Mecklenburg County IT Dept.
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