NAT stands for Network Address Translation and is the magic that joins networks together.
I have met a lot of really smart people that are experts in some pretty amazing fields. More often than not, these same people shy away from non-trivial network discussions when they come up. “that’s the network admin’s job.”
It is fair. Networking is a magical force that caries information from a user’s PC to a server on the other side of the planet…. and back again. Networking is often described in layers. At each layer there are a depth of implementation details to delve into.
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