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vCG-NAT (Virtual Carrier-Grade Network Access Translator)


Term
vCG-NAT (Virtual Carrier-Grade Network Access Translator)

Abbreviation
CG-NAT

Definition
A CG-NAT (Virtual Carrier-Grade Network Access Translator) is an approach to IPv4 network design in which end sites, in particular residential networks, are virtually configured with private network addresses that are translated to public IPv4 addresses by middlebox network address translator devices embedded in the network operator's network, which permits the sharing of small pools of public addresses among many end sites.

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