public-facing IP

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public-facing IP

The IP address of a computer or router directly connected to the Internet. Also called the "public IP." See Whatsmyip.org and IP address.
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A key advantage of IPv6, McManus said, is that a customer's home router would no longer require network address translation (NAT), which makes it possible for a single public Internet address to be translated into many private IP addresses to accommodate multiple IP-enabled devices inside the home.
Other policies that have benefited from being vetted first by the SLs are the e-mail encryption policy and the public internet address policy.
Network address translation, the practice of allowing multiple users inside a private network to share one public Internet address (IP address) and creating non-unique IP addresses within an organization's network, can also hinder communication.
NAT refers to the practice of allowing multiple users inside a private network to share one public Internet address (IP address) and creating non- unique IP addresses within an organization's network.
Moreover, if a limited number of public Internet address are available (as is usually the case) they can be shared among the users of the private network.

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