NAT and Keep State IP Rule

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Subject: NAT and Keep State IP Rule
Posted by:  Geoff Lane (gl1publ…
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004

I have a Vigor ADSL router incorporating a four port switch.

I am starting to understand NAT and IP rules but I am still puzzled
about something; my router allows an option (ticked or not) for Keep
State in IP rules.

NAT appears to allow any incoming traffic that is related to an
outgoing request, that I understand.

As there does not appear to be an option to turn NAT I am wondering
what is the purpose of enabling or disabling Keep State in an IP rule.

Geoff Lane