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Static Destination NAT Overview

Static destination NAT translates the IPv4 destination address of an incoming packet to the IPv4 address of a private server. This redirects traffic destined to a virtual host (identified by the original destination IP address) to the real host (identified by the translated destination IP address).

Static destination NAT uses a one-to-one mapping between the original address and the translated address; the mapping is configured statically.

You can also statically translate the destination port by using port forwarding. See Port Forwarding for Next Gen Services.

Benefits of Static Destination NAT

  • Allows external traffic to communicate with a private host without revealing the host’s private IP address

  • Does not require port mapping