Thuraya ip+ upgrade

13 February, 2017 Thuraya IP +

Thuraya published a new Firmware upgrader for the Thuraya IP+. This recommended upgrade will fix bugs and add two news functionalities to your device (Port Forwarding, Relay Mode address transparency).

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– The Port Forwarding is an application of network address translation (NAT) that redirects a communication request from one address and port number combination to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway, such as a router or firewall. This feature developed for the Thuraya Orion IP and IP Voyager platforms is now ported to the Thuraya IP+ platform. The feature is configured using a new web page that is accessed from a new “Configure Port Forwarding” link on the Network Settings page.

– Relay Mode now supports address transparency. When Relay Mode is active, all packets, regardless of destination IP address, are forwarded to the local Relay Mode host, i.e. the host that takes (via DHCP) the global IP address assigned for the PDP context. This address is known as the “primary” address. The address transparency feature manipulates the Ethernet ARP table in real time, adding a semi-permanent entry for each new destination IP address, known as “secondary” addresses, as seen by the terminal when received from the network. Since it is anticipated that only a few secondary address will be used in the field, the number of ARP entries used in this manner is capped at 16, and if that number is reached, the “oldest” address is discarded to make room for a new one.

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