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    NAT and SNAT


    Hey guys, I am very new to this kind of thing and I was just wondering what are the differences between NAT and SNAT? by using google I have discovered what NAT is but I can find little information on SNAT.

    Thanks for any help.

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    There exist two NAT (network address translation) types: SNAT and DNAT (s=source, d=destination) which defines which address is modified in an IP request. Whenever somebody talks about a router which is using NAT he usually refers to SNAT.
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    Thanks for your reply, I am still a bit confused though am i correct in saying that SNAT changes the source IP address on the routers translation table and DNAT would change the destination IP in the routers translation able? Or can SNAT also change the destination address?

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    S(source)NAT is for sources, D(destination)NAT is for destinations. You can't use SNAT to change destinations.
    What's the problem you try to solve?
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