static NAT

(stat ik nat) (n.) A type of NAT in which a private IP address is mapped to a public IP address, where the public address is always the same IP address (i.e., it has a static address). This allows an internal host, such as a Web server, to have an unregistered (private) IP address and still be reachable over the Internet.

Compare with dynamic NAT.

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Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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