Talk:Port forwarding

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Information for Macintosh Users?[edit]

IF someone has some information on how to do this for macintosh users, I think it would be very helpful to add, either here or in another entry. thank you.

I have some information here is a program that does it for the mac -alec — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:41, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Port Forwarding is usually done using the router so it will be the same for windows and mac users.

free port forwarding?[edit]

are there any free programs that do it for you i cant seem to do this

YOU DO THAT ON YOUR ROUTER ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:36, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm no expert, BUT... You do not necessarily need a dedicated router to perform NAT, although this is the most common implementation. If you have access to raw sockets (which Windows does not), you can mangle IP packets. This can be done on most Unix/Linux/GNU based OSes. If you use Ubuntu, for instance, it is possible to do NAT directly from your workstation (using netfilter/iptables in the output chain). This is generally used if you have more than one NIC and you can use policies to NAT to various addresses. You can argue that the workstation is now acting as a router, but you can also argue that a router that is using NAT is acting as a firewall, so...
If something is performing port forwarding then surely it's a router. It can be hardware or software. It can be dedicated or multi-purpose but it's still a router. It might happen to be a PC running linux or it might also have firewall features but it's still a router. DarrenW (talk) 15:30, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Reflective port forwarding[edit]

UDP relay[edit]

I'm under the impression that UDP relay and port relay are synonyms for port forwarding. These terms do not come up in a Wikipedia search but they do come up in an internet search. I'd be happy to create some redirects if this is so. --Kvng (talk) 00:42, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

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