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npf, map and pass stateful out all

Between the documentation about npf, another very useful document is:


As it is written here, and exactly as Martin said in a previous
thread, `pass stateful out all' ``allows the packet to go out, and
also creates a NAT state entry so any answers are allowed back in''.

But also this line enables NAT:

map $ext_if dynamic $localnet -> $ext_if

So, assume that my npf.conf has:

map $ext_if dynamic $localnet -> $ext_if

group (name "external", interface $ext_if) {
	pass stateful out all

Given the `map' line which creates a NAT, is `pass stateful out all'
(which allows any packet creating a NAT) really necessary? A NAT has
already been created with `map'.
Or, viceversa, with `pass stateful out all', is `map' really


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