Webopedia Term of the Day: What is IP Masquerade?
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"A Linux networking function. IP Masquerade, also called IPMASQ
or MASQ, allows one or more computers in a network without assigned
IP addresses to communicate with the Internet using the Linux
server's assigned IP address. The IPMASQ server acts as a gateway,
and the other devices are invisible behind it, so to other machines
on the Internet the outgoing traffic appears to be coming from the
IPMASQ server and not the internal PCs.
"Since IPMASQ is a generic technology the server can be
connected to other computers through LAN technologies like
Ethernet, Token Ring, and FDDI, as well as dialup connections like
PPP or SLIP. "