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What is the point of port forwarding?
Last Updated: 1st May, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, what does port forwarding actually do?
Port forwarding on your router allows you toentera port number (or possibly a range or combination ofnumbers,depending on the router), and an IP address. Allincomingconnections with a matching port number willbeforwarded to the internal computer withthataddress.
Subsequently, question is, can port forwarding be dangerous? 1 Answer. Forwarding ports is NOTinherentlydangerous in itself and YES the safety isdependant on theservice at the target port. But safety alsodepends on howgood is your router's firewall and how well it isprotected, bothinternally and externally. For remote access, bothSSH and VPNworks as good as each other.
Just so, what does enable port forwarding mean?
Port forwarding is the process of redirectingthecommunication addressed to one IP address/portcombinationto another address/port combination. But whydo weneed port forwarding? Port forwardingenables you tomake a device connected to your private networkavailable to accessfrom the internet.
Does port forwarding help Ping?
Port forwarding will not helplatency(lag). Home routers use NAT (Network Address Translation)whichallows data from outside your network to find thecorrectdevices/hosts inside your network. This is required becausetheaddresses you use in your home network do not exist tothepublic Internet.