Test the NAT type of the current network

2023-02-20

Nami needs to be installed

https://github.com/txthinking/nami

Install stuntman

nami install stuntman

One line command to test the NAT type of the current network

stunclient stun.stunprotocol.org --mode behavior
stunclient stun.stunprotocol.org --mode filtering

Why is the output not a string like Full Cone or Symmetric

You may often see NAT types like Full-cone NAT, Address-restricted-cone NAT, Port-restricted cone NAT, Symmetric NAT.

Many NAT implementations combine these types, so it is better to refer to specific individual NAT behavior instead of using the Cone/Symmetric terminology.

Go back to the output of the test command above, if you have to classify the above names: Full Cone is Endpoint-Independent Mapping´╝îEndpoint-Independent Filtering. Symmetric is Address- and Port-Dependent Mapping, Address-Dependent Filtering or Address and Port-Dependent Filtering.

Which is better