(stat´ik nat) (n.) A type of NAT in which a private IP address is mapped to a public IP address, where the public address is always the same IP address (i.e., it has a static address). This allows an internal host, such as a Web server, to have an unregistered (private) IP address and still be reachable over the Internet.
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My Name is Josh O’Brien and I am your host here at StaticNAT.com.

I have been a member of the Professional IT community since 1996 as both a Student and Staff Member at Ohio Univeristy.
Since then I have worked in Private Education (Whitehat Management), State Government (Ohio Department of Health), Consulting (Newcome Electronics and Netech Corperation) and Healthcare (Language Access Network).
In my time consulting I have covered many other industries ranging from K-College Education all the way to Fortune 100 companies.
My primary focus has been building scalable networks to enable a broad range of technology solutions throughout the industries I have worked with.
Today I manage a team of network, support and software engineers building future platforms for Medical solutions.
It is my calling to create solutions that drive change and value into organizations as well as create opportunities in the marketplace.

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  1. Alan Hammond says:

    Hi Josh,
    I’ve had occasion to watch a couple of Tech Field Day videos where you made some interesting comments regarding Shortest Path Bridging (SPB). I’m curious if you still feel as you did when these videos were made.

    FYI — I’ve looked at SPB and feel that this is an awesome technology. I would very much like to implement here in my network but it appears that Avaya is the only vendor really supporting it.


    • Josh O'Brien says:


      Sorry, it took me so long to respond. Wow, SPB…this tech is cool. But considering there is only one vendor supporting it and now they have sold to Extreme I just can’t imagine trying to implement it. What sucks is that SPB is a standard and could very easily be supported by all vendors. They just choose not to. Sadly I just don’t see this getting much more traffic.

      Best of luck!

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