Hairpin NAT

Updated by Chris Little on Feb 26, 2016
Article Code: kb/515


This article discusses what a Hairpin NAT is and its support within CenturyLink Cloud

What is a Hairpin NAT?

Also referred to as "hairpinning", hairpinning describes a communication between two hosts behind the same NAT device using their mapped endpoint.

Hairpinning/Hairpin NAT support

CenturyLink Cloud supports Hairpinning/Hairpin NAT services at a platform level globally. Any new or existing public IP addresses are provided this functionality.