An interchange point for Internet traffic, for example where various Internet network carriers and major ISPs exchange data. Network Address Translation The process of converting between IP addresses used within an intranet or other private and Internet IP addresses.
intermediate network exchange points connecting Internet service providers (ISPs) to the Internet backbone
One of several major Internet interconnection points in the United States that tie all Internet access providers together. NAPs were created and supported by the National Science Foundation as part of the transition from the original U.S. government-financed Internet to a commercially operated Internet.