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DnC

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#1 12 years ago

Between local port and remote ports? When I tried Googling it, I seemed to of gotten the same description for both kinds! Thanks.




NoOdLe

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#2 12 years ago

Local port is the port on your machine Remote port is the port on someone else's machine




DnC

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#3 12 years ago

Oh ok. So when someone talks about fowarding remote ports, they mean allow information to be recieved from that server?




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

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.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 12 years ago

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).




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#6 11 years ago

i think my remote port is getting me on my nerves




Bs|Archaon

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#7 11 years ago

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