If you’ve made it here, then at this point you should have a solid understanding of each of the four types of translation that can exist: Static NAT, Static PAT, Dynamic PAT, and Dynamic NAT. Moreover, you have an understanding of Policy NAT and Twice NAT, which are simply two different ways of implementing the four types of NAT.
The definitions and examples provided in this article series encompass every type of address translation that can possibly exist. That said, for marketing efforts, most vendors use their own distinct terminology to refer to each type of NAT we have discussed.
The purpose of this article is to provide a single page which lists all the types of address translation and what each vendor calls them. In the future, each vendor term will also link to a configuration guide for that specific vendor’s syntax and implementation.
NAT Disambiguation Table
|Static NAT||Static PAT||Dynamic PAT||Dynamic NAT|
|RFC 2663||Static Address Assignment||Realm Specific Address and Port IP||Network Address Port Translation (NAPT)||Basic NAT|
|Wikipedia||Full Cone NAT||Full Cone NAT||Symmetric NAT||Address Restricted Cone NAT|
|Cisco Routers||Static NAT||Static PAT||Dynamic PAT||Dynamic NAT|
|Cisco ASA/ASA-X||Static NAT||Static PAT||Dynamic PAT||Dynamic NAT|
|F5 LTM||NAT||Virtual Server||SNAT||n/a|
|Juniper||Static NAT||Static NAT with Port Mapping||Source NAT||Source NAT with Disable PAT Argument|