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ISRO | ISRO CS 2014 | Question 6
  • Last Updated : 11 May, 2018

The process of modifying IP address information in IP packet headers while in transit across a traffic routing device is called
(A) Port address translation (PAT)
(B) Network address translation (NAT)
(C) Address mapping
(D) Port mapping


Answer: (B)

Explanation: Network address translation (NAT) is a method of remapping one IP address space into another by modifying network address information in the IP header of packets while they are in transit across a traffic routing device.

Port Address Translation (PAT) is an extension to network address translation (NAT) that permits multiple devices on a local area network (LAN) to be mapped to a single public IP address. The goal of PAT is to conserve IP addresses.

Address mapping (also know as pin mapping or geocoding) is the process of assigning map coordinate locations to addresses in a database. The output of address mapping is a point layer attributed with all of the data from the input database.

Port mapping or port forwarding is an application of network address translation (NAT) which redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway, such as a router or firewall.

So, option (B) is correct.

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