What allows many IP addresses to look like one?

Which technology allows many different IP addresses to communicate to the Internet using a single external IP address?

A) Source Network Address Translation

B) Domain Name Services

C) Destination Network Address Translation

D) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

E) Sharks with Laser Beams

The answer: A) Source Network Address Translation

Source NAT is used in nearly every home router, as well as every small, medium, or large enterprise network. Without Source NAT, we would have certainly run out of IPv4 addresses by now!

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