Security implications of Network Address Translators (NATs)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Fernando Gont  , Pyda Srisuresh 
Last updated 2009-10-27
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document analyzes the security implications of Network Address Translators (NATs). It neither deprecates nor encourages the use of NATs, but rather aims to raise awareness about their security implications, and possible implementation approaches to improve their security.


Fernando Gont (
Pyda Srisuresh (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)