Use this dialog box to configure addresses that are part of the public address range assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP), but are assigned to other hosts that must be accessible from the public interface and that must not be used for address translation.

Dialog box element Description

Reserve this public IP address

The IP address in the public address pool that is being reserved and should not be used for address translation.

For this computer on the private network

The IP address of the private network computer that you want to make available to public network users.

Allow incoming sessions to this address

Specifies whether sessions from the public network are allowed. If you are setting up a server, such as a Web server, and you want to make it accessible for Internet users, select this check box. Normally, the only traffic that is allowed from the public network is traffic sent in response to sessions initiated from the private network.

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