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To put it simply... what?? This is a really bad definition. --Joy [shallot] 00:19, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
- Joy: I rewrote the definition. I hope it's better than it was before.. but I guess it depends on how familiar you are with Port Forwarding.
Maloth -- Why is this article is flagged as original research? There's a certain amount of irreducible complexity, shall we say, when talking about networking, and it's fairly black and white. It's a clear and civil explanation without resorting to silly analogies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:23, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
- I re-wrote this definition today, sorry if it's dense and hard to follow, but previous definition was factually incorrect. Anybody want to edit for clarity/simplicity? --Wanion 08:07, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
- The first sentence of the definition is still very unclear... definitely grammatically incorrect. I would fix it but I don't even know what its trying to say. --Trjonescp 05:45, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Tastyratz 20:05, 15 April 2007 (UTC) Removed-
- It was unneccesary bloat.
- Added "via port 113" it wasnt clearly associated with ident in paragraph above reference.
- Added " Laymen" Terms example
- Shortened a few sentences to make them easier to swallow
- added - You also gain security in a sense that that port is not specifically left open to the world at any and all times.
Possible copyright problem
Either portforward.com copied the Wiki definition here, or the edit on May 3rd (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Port_triggering&oldid=13380136) copied the definition from portforward.com (http://www.portforward.com/help/porttriggering.htm). My guess is that the text was copied from portforward.com and should be rewritten, removed, or get portforward.com to ok it's use. -- jesup
- I have reverted to that revision and removed the substub template. -Splashtalk 02:26, 30 October 2005 (UTC)
It's not clear what things this does.
Please clarify what seems to be a possible contradiction
Before and after the Example section, it is specified that a connection must me MADE ("makes an outgoing connection", and "make an outgoing connection"). However, within the Example section what is specified is that a connection must be ATTEMPTED ("an outbound connection is attempted"). Which is it -- made or attempted ? Normally they are quite different things; I can attempt to fly by flapping my arms, but I will not succeed! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:39, 21 July 2010 (UTC)