Windows 2000 Network Support
Windows 2000 systems support the following network protocols and capabilities.
- Proxy ARP - Allows subnetting on networks with old versions of TCP/IP that did not support subnetting
Network Address Translation
Network Address Translation (NAT) is used to allow multiple computers behind a single computer to use the single computer for access to another network or internet. The computer performing NAT will masquarade as though it is each individual computer (IP masquarading) using NAT. This hides the IP addresses on the computers behind the NAT computer.
The Network Address Translation properties dialog box may be entered by double clicking "IP Routing" then double click "Network Address Translation (NAT)" on the tree, right click a connection and select "Properties". Network Address Translation properties dialog box tabs are:
- General - Event logging options.
- Translation - Set time period for removing TCP and UDP mappings.
- Address Assingment - Configure IP addresses for DHCP.
- Name Resolution - IP to DNS resolution.