There's a couple of decent white-papers located at:
At 09:24 AM 6/7/96 -0400, John Burgess wrote:
>I'd like to understand a bit more about how Network Address Translation
>Say I have one of the 192.168.x.0 private networks that I'd like to connect
>through a pure NAT to the internet (pure in the sense that I don't care
>about any firewall stuff). I'll call this box a gateway.
>Can the NAT gateway operate purely at the network layer, i.e., by just
>changing my address in the IP header?
>Does this break any applications?
>I have a nagging suspicion that there are applications that put the source
>IP address in the "data". What are they?
>I guess the worst case would be a user who telnets to a host through the
>gateway, and fires off an X client back to his/her Xserver.
>e.g., DISPLAY=192.168.x.y:0 ; Xsomething-or-other
>But with a suitable DNS implementation and user training, I think this can
>What other issues are there?
>Even better, is there a white paper explaining how a NAT works and answers
>these and other NAY-related issues?
>I tried checking the FAQ for this list, but foudn nothing.
>If such a doc exists, please send me the URL!
>Predictive Systems, Inc.
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