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DEFINITION: Traversal Using Relay NAT (TURN) is a protocol, currently at the working draft stage, that is intended to govern the reception of data over a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connection by a single communications device operating behind a Network Address Translator (NAT) or firewall. A TURN server relays packets from an external Internet Protocol address (IP address)  … 
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LAN Fundamentals: Logical Addresses vs. Physical Addresses
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are two basic types of addresses used in Local Area Networking (LAN): logical addresses and physical addresses. Ethernet is the most common LAN and is the example used in this document. Understanding the differences of how the two addresses are used is the focus of this discussion.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Global Knowledge

The Basics of Configuring and Using Cisco Network Address Translation
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the process of changing the identity of a private host to a legal public host, known as Network Address Translation (NAT), and provides network engineers with a foundational understanding of how to design, implement, and troubleshoot NAT.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

America's Quest for IPv6 - Part I: A Business Perspective
sponsored by Command Information
WHITE PAPER: This paper emphasizes that American organizations must adopt IPv6 today and describes the features and functions that will keep them competitive on the global stage.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 09 Jun 2008

Command Information

Recommended Best Security Practices for Unified Communications
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unified Communications (UC) can be viewed as another set of data and protocols utilizing IP networks. From a security perspective, it is very similar to other IP data services. This document describes the security issues that organizations should consider as they deploy UC, and offers Polycom's recommendations for implementing secured UC.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

Polycom, Inc.

The Seven Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment - And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: The transition to IPv6 is unavoidable. How it will happen and the effects of it are the questions to ask now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

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Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: As the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 occurs, the challenge of accommodating both protocols becomes a big challenge. Learn about four transition technologies, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Brocade

America's Quest for IPv6 - Part II: An Analysis of the Business and Financial Metrics of the Coming IPv6 Marketplace
sponsored by Command Information
WHITE PAPER: the transition to IPv6 is very much on its way to becoming a viable, profitable market. This white paper this conclusion with some attention grabbing highlights...
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 09 Jun 2008

Command Information

SOA Best Practices: The BPEL Cookbook
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Aug 2007

Oracle Corporation

RFID Basics for Retailers
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illuminates RFID by providing an overview of RFID technology; describing the current status of relevant RFID standards initiatives; illustrating how RFID can be integrated to enhance existing wireless LAN, bar code and mobile computing systems; and providing guidance for selecting and planning RFID pilots and implementations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Choose Your Next SOA Implementation Step Carefully
sponsored by Seros
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the critical role of an ESB and an open standards-based reference architecture in a successful SOA initiative.
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 | Published: 25 Jun 2008

Seros
 
 
NAT DEFINITION (continued): … Traversal Using Relay NAT (TURN) is a protocol, currently at the working draft stage, that is intended to govern the reception of data over a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) or User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connection by a single communications device operating behind a Network Address Translator (NAT) or firewall. A TURN server relays packets from an external Internet Protocol address (IP address) towards an internal device only if that internal device has previously sent a packet through the same TURN server to that particular external IP address.
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