Network Address Translation, a technology used to translate a private IP address into a public IP.

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How can I make my home PC a web server?

I am running Apache Tomcat on my PC. My PC is connected to a router in my house and the router is connected to my ISP. Now I want to run a server on my pc so that my frined can view my site hosted on ...
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Connecting to my own network via external IP

Even though I have seen and read quite a few similar Q's I was still unable to understand what is required for me to be able to do this. I have an internal network. One of the machines is a web ...
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How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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How does the router know which device to send packets to? [duplicate]

my question does not concern how it moves through the internet, but how it moves through the router to a certain device. All devices connected to a router in a home network have the same external IP. ...
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Is it possible to host a web server from behind a NAT

My PC is behind a NAT router that has a public IP address. If I want to host a website then I believe I need a domain name which I can purchase from some site which would pledge to resolve all DNS ...
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how to access samba on a guest Linux behind the VirtualBox NAT?

On my laptop, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 under WinXP using VirtualBox 3.1.2. I want a setup where: The guest can freely access the internet. The host can access the guest files via Samba. The setup ...
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SSH access to office host behind NAT router

I would like to access the ssh port of my office linux host from home. Unfortunately the host is located behind a NAT router. So, the IP address is not publicly available. There is however access to ...
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Connecting to VirtualBox guest (ubuntu) from host (osx) via NAT?

I have a VirtualBox guest (running Ubuntu) configured with NAT through my host laptop (running OSX). It was my understanding that with NAT configured, I could access the guest from the host (w/o any ...
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Accessing a website via the webservers public IP from a PC within the same LAN

If two machines reside on the same LAN (a PC and a Webserver) why is it necessary to enable ‘NAT loopback’ on the router in order for the PC to access the website hosted on the webserver using the ...
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How does Network Address Translation (NAT) works on a home router? [duplicate]

I have three computers connected to a router at home. I am sure my router has only one address. When the packet arrives from computer 1, the source IP is translated to the router IP address. Let's ...
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How to get my external IP address (over NAT) from the Windows command-line?

The Windows "ipconfig" command can only show me the parameters from the Ethernet interfaces from my machine (even with the ipconfig /all argument). It can show detailed information about the ...
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enabling loopback NAT

I have a Qwest Aciontec Q1000 modem/router combo, which does not support loopback. I run a webserver on the LAN, and when I'm on the LAN, I can only access it by its local IP 192.168.0.201. When I'm ...
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Duplicate Name Exists error from virtual PC with NAT network configuration

Whenever I change the network configuration to NAT for a virtual machine running under Virtual PC 2007, I get "A duplicate name exists on the network." error. There is no other machine on my network ...
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How does Http server distinguish between computers behind a router

HTTP servers usually operate at port 80. Yet NAT routers as most are these days assign port to outgoing requests so they would know when request is returned that which computer connected to it, it's ...
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Does NAT provide security?

I'm following discussions about the IPv4->IPv6 transition, and IPv6 doesn't seem to like NAT at all. I've always thought that NAT was helpful in v4 for some security, I know it doesn't really hide ...
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How will home networks work in the IPv6 world?

Right now, I have a home network setup behind a Netgear router. That router has a public IP address I get from Comcast. I also have a computer setup on my home network running Linux that runs a DHCP ...
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How to open file and printer shares to the internet?

i tried to make file and printer sharing open to the internet on NT3.51 in 1998, but it just refused to actually ever work. Are are the IP ports and protocols that must be port-forwarded to make file ...
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Bridging my laptop's wireless and wired adaptors

I would like to be able to connect a desktop computer that does not have a wireless adapter to my wireless network. I could just run a network cable from my ADSL/wireless router to the desktop ...
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What do the various IP addresses mean?

When I visit a website (e.g. whatismyip.com) it states that my IP address is 13.151.xxx.xxx. However, when I run ipconfig, my IP address is 192.168.0.xx for IPv4 and my DNS adress is 202.xx.xxx.xx. ...
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how to ssh two computers behind NAT and Firewall, without third computer

I am trying to ssh into my Linux box at home. My home is a dorm-style environment - NAT and Firewall with personal laptop running Arch Linux. My work is corporate style Windows 7 - NAT and proxy ...
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VMware Player loses internet connectivity

Periodically, the internet simply stops working in my virtual machine, and the only way I can get it working again is to restart the host computer. Since I use the virtual machine specifically for ...
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VirtualBox NAT port forwarding on Ubuntu 64?

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit guest OS running on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit host OS (yes, the same OS). I'd like to run a web server on the guest and make it accessible through NAT on the ...
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VirtualBox network configuration

I have a CentOS 6.1 virtual machine, virtualized with VirtualBox on Windows XP. This machine hosts my local development MySQL server. I'd like to find the correct network configuration, so that: my ...
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Subdomains for server behind NAT

I have server (ip: 192.168.1.2, openSUSE 12.2, Apache 2) behind router (ip: 192.168.1.1, TomatoUSB Toastman Build). I'm using FreeDNS (afraid.org) and I assigned subdomain (say x.afraid.org) to ...
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Without NAT on IPv6, and only one DNS name, how do i talk to my servers?

Right now we own one domain name (e.g. superfault.com). From the internet i can connect to a variety of networked devices using that single DNS name: superfault.com ...
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Why can't I access MySQL server with port forward rule in router?

This is my setup (the relevant parts, anyway): I have port forwarding rules in place (in the Linksys) for all the relevant ports and I've restarted that router multiple times, each time hoping that ...
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Why is my connection refused when port-forwarding?

This question is related to this: Application / Device setup for remote network connections I have a 2wire 3801HGV router and I made some firewall settings to open some ports on one of my connected ...
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Understanding port forwarding and NAT

I've got some confusion about port forwarding vs NAT. I know the problems NAT causes for P2P, and that there exist some solutions to it (STUN,TURN,etc) which require a relay server to setup direct ...
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Connecting to a VirtualBox machine from the host, using an ip address

In a macbook host, I run VirtualBox having a guest ubuntu server, with a NAT network setting. In the virtual machine application "Parallels", I would get on the host an IP address of the guest, to ...
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What hardware and OS should I use for my home router/server setup for good filesharing capabilities?

I would like to set up a new server at home that should be able to perform the following tasks: Act as firewall/router/NAT for my home network Share lots of files, mostley music Misc. other stuff, ...
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How would I test to see if I'm behind carrier grade or regular NAT?

Inspired by the comments to this answer and its question. Some of my local ISPs are using carrier grade nat, and as someone who occasionally runs his own servers, remote support, it would be highly ...
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How to forward ports through ssh and nat to another machine

I have a problem when using ssh port forwarding and nat simoultaneously. Situation: Machine A runs a webserver on port 8080 Machine B is a raspberry pi which works like a little router. It has two ...
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NAT Port Forwarding in VirtualBox

I have enabled two adapters in my VirtualBox (running Ubuntu 12.10 Server Edition), with types as: Host-only and NAT. My main motive is to be able to connect two VMs running on two different hosts ...
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Router Behind A Router

My condo building provides wifi. However they have a stupid terms of service window you have to accept before getting access. I wrote a script that can post automatically to that terms of service ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?

I have asked this question in response to another question here ( 5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow? ), but thought I should start a thread to see if I can get ...
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Why Wireless NIC Loses Its Lease To Router?

This constantly started to happen some time ago. I connect to my router andand lose every few seconds connection to router and it reconnects again. I have screenshooted most errors that Event Viewer ...
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Problems exposing a web site from behind a router

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U ADSL router for my home network. I also have my own domain server registered at dyndns.org, and I have successfully configured my router to keep [mydomain].dyndns.org ...
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Win 7: Share internet connection via Ethernet and WiFi

I have the following configuration: Box 1. Running Win 7, connected to the Internet via Eth0. Has one wireless network adapter and one another ethernet adapter (say, Eth1). Box 2. Running Win XP, ...
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Two public IPs behind a cable-modem using D-Link DIR-300

I have a cable-modem connection to the internet and I bought a router in order to share my internet connection betwen my laptop and my PC. The router I bought is D-Link DIR-300. The first weird thing ...
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Modem not assigning DNS

I have a ZyXEL P-870H-51A V2 VDSL2 modem. Currently, the modem connects to the internet, but computers require to use a static DNS in order to use it, otherwise they fail to reach a DNS lookup. ...
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DrayTek 2820 configuration using public IP addresses

I have a /29 range of public IP addresses assigned to me by my ISP. I'm trying to configure a SIP VOIP handset to register with my VOIP provider who recommend using public IP addresses rather than ...