Between local port and remote ports? When I tried Googling it, I seemed to of gotten the same description for both kinds! Thanks.
Local port is the port on your machine Remote port is the port on someone else's machine
Oh ok. So when someone talks about fowarding remote ports, they mean allow information to be recieved from that server?
Port forwarding generally has to do with opening up a port on your computer (don't ask me why it's called 'forwarding', perhaps one of the other GF tech guys know).
I know that if I want to open a port on my router, I have to go to the port forwarding page in the router user interface.
Because it forwards information received on a certain port to a particular computer. It has nothing to do with configuring your computer, it's the router (or whatever other device is in question). That's why (if it's a router) you configure the router remotely via a web control panel, you don't change anything on the PC (aside from giving it a static local address so that the port forwarding actually works).
i think my remote port is getting me on my nerves