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Port forwarding questions.

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Old August 13th 03, 06:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Port forwarding questions.

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:28:59 +0100, "Goofball"

I understand the basics of port forwarding when using an ADSL router but can
someone please answer some of these questions:

1. Do you need a software firewall if you do no explicitly forward any ports
on your router?

Yes to cover outgoing traffic like viruses and trojans.

2. How do you figure out what ports are required to be forwarded for online
games, "Medal of Honour" for example?

Google is your friend.

3. Does the built-in windows xp firewall block all port forwarding setup on
your router?

You can override the ports it controls, but as it only covers incoming
data, you would be a lot better off with a proper firewall like


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