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Briefly discuss the functions of NAT, ICS, and WINS as well as their uses.

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Network Address Translation (NAT) is a methodology used in the modification of network addresses relating to Internet Protocol (IP) packet headers while they are in transit and being processed through network routing devices. When NAT is used an IP address will be remapped from its current address to another address. The purpose of this technology is to map every address to a corresponding address in another IP space. This technique is beneficial when an organization changes ...

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This solution discusses the functions of Network Address Translation (NAT), Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) as well as their uses in the network.

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