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Lesson 6Selecting NAT Server Options
ObjectiveDescribe how to select appropriate server options for a NAT Solution

Selecting NAT Server Options

NAT was designed for small office/home office networks and small businesses. Because it is unlikely that such entities have or could afford expert help in creating an Internet access solution, the goal is to make NAT configuration as simple as possible. In order to meet this goal of simplicity, NAT enables users to assign IP addressing information to DHCP client computers without have to set up a DHCP server and manually configure scopes. The NAT server includes a simplified version of DHCP that is very easy to configure.
NAT can also act as a DNS proxy. Because it is unlikely that the small office network proprietor will have the sophistication to set up a DNS server, the NAT server can be easily configured to resolve DNS name resolution requests on the behalf of NAT clients. As the following MouseOver illustrates, these two NAT server options eliminate the need for additional Windows 10-based servers to provide the same function.

Server Operations 1
Server Operations 2



Automatic Addressing Name Resolution
If you enable the automatic IP-addressing feature, ensure that DHCP servers do not provide IP configuration for the private network because the DHCP servers and the NAT server would both attempt to configure the computers.

Nat Server Options

Click the Exercise link below to review NAT server options
Nat Server Options
The next lesson will wrap-up this module.