Is NAT can provide some kind of protection?

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Wed Jan 12 22:47:05 CST 2011


On Mar 21, 2007, at 5:41 AM, Tarig Ahmed wrote:

> Security guy told me is not correct to assign public ip to a server, it should have private ip for security reasons.

He's wrong.

> Is it true that NAT can provide more security?


No, it makes things worse from an availability perspective.  Servers should never be NATted or placed behind a stateful firewall.

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