Configure a static 1-to-1 destination NAT policy

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Configure a static 1-to-1 destination NAT policy

L1 Bithead

Hello Live Community, 


I am a new comer to the firewall game and I am wondering how would I go about setting up static 1-to-1 destination NAT policy on my PA-500 Firewall. I just recently set up the firewall using the documentation below and everything seems to be running great but my Xbox One device Nat is set to strict. I was wondering if someone could help me understand or show me a good example on how I could change that to open? I have read some great articles but still not fully understanding. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Initial Firewall Setup:


Articles read on NAT:


Thank you! 





L6 Presenter




Thank you for the information I think I am slowly getting it. Just a few questions. 


In the link that you sent me I see that in the diagram in Pre-Nat they have the "destination address" set up as however I do not see that IP address in the overall diagram so I assume that address is where he wants to connect to correct?


If so I assume I need to find out what Xbox Lives IP address is and enter that in there? 


Thank you for all your help





So you can create a static NAT entry to forward all external traffic destined to a particular public IP to the private IP of the console. So you need to know your external IP for this to work. However, l do recommend to use DDNS for this to work better in case your external IP changed. So in the policy, you simply can put DNS name as a destination same as for nat config. More about DDNS.

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