On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Frank Knobbe wrote:
> If the whole private nework is hidden behind one external IP address,
> than you have a proxy. If 5 private IP addresses are hidden behind 5
> (different) external IP addresses, than you have NAT.
Err, how does that save on ip addresses? Based on your explanation, I
don't think it goes hand in hand with the original objective of NAT --
save on depleting ip addresses. Just a thought...
Maybe what you're trying to put is that for example, you have a number of
local 'illegal' ip addresses then NAT translates them from your pool of
'legal' addresses. So it's not exactly having the same number of
*different* external (legal) ip addresses as the internal ip addresses.
Please correct me if my understanding is wrong....
Neil D. Quiogue
IPhil Communications Network, Inc.
e-mail: neil @