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RE: NAT external/Public IP
From: "Grant Donald" <Grant.Donald () datacash co za>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:55:40 +0200

There's a real security benefit in using PAT for internet access from
staff PC's. Any alternative is most definitely less secure.

-Grant

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Jason Alexander
Sent: 26 October 2007 10:19 AM
To: Eric Furman; Security Basics
Subject: RE: NAT external/Public IP

Looks like a requirement?

<snip>1.5 Implement IP masquerading to prevent internal addresses from
being translated and revealed on the Internet. Use technologies that
implement RFC 1918 address space, such as port address translation (PAT)
or network address translation (NAT).<snip>

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Furman [mailto:ericfurman () fastmail net] 
Sent: 25 October 2007 18:13
To: Jason Alexander; Security Basics
Subject: RE: NAT external/Public IP

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com 
[mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
Sent: 25 October 2007 15:49
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: NAT external/Public IP

On 2007-10-25 crazy frog crazy frog wrote:
On 24 Oct 2007 15:46:21 -0000, smarts_buy () yahoo com wrote:
Would like know is ther any security concern to bring in 
external/public IP with out NAT to inside of the enterprise
network.
Is it any way more secure if we use NAT?
[...]
2)If you allow lots of machine to direct access the internet with 
external ip they may pose a security risk.

How would that pose a risk that would not exist with NAT'ed machines?

On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:28:13 +0100, "Jason Alexander"
<jalexander () plus net> said:
 If its not a security risk then why is it a PCI requirement?


If you are talking about Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security
Standard, there isn't one for NAT.



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