Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 19 2009   3:46PM GMT

Overheard – Port Address Translation (PAT)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

As soon as you start using private addresses and PAT in your network, you lose one of the important security features: accountability.  If a rogue user of your network is attacking an outside server, it’s close to impossible to identify him…Apache, the most popular open-source Web server, does not log port numbers.

Ivan Pepelnjak, Avoiding private IP security risks in public networks

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Port Address Translation.

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