01-06-2008 11:24 AM
01-06-2008 11:57 AM
01-06-2008 12:01 PM
01-06-2008 12:19 PM
Im pretty sure talon is only repeating what others have said but not checked things out first.
You dont need to forward ports 80 and 443. Yes this is the port a web browser uses but you have no need to allow incomin connections on this port. Infact opening these will be the biggest security hole in your entire network.
When it comes to network traffic it goes in 2 directions, out and in.
When YOU open a web page you are going OUT.
If you want somone to connect to your then its coming IN. THe only reason you would need to forward port 80 and 443 is if you were running a web server or web site.
Infact, you have have every single incoming port closed and you will still be able to function correctly.
So why open any incoming ports? Well, for some games like Call of Duty 3 YOU are the gaming server, so for others to connect you need to open the relevant port. same for guitar hero.
Good information but pretty much a scatter gun approach, that much work is not needed.
01-06-2008 01:39 PM