Talk:Port triggering

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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 216.26.218.249 (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)
Better? → (AllanBz ) 20:35, 21 October 2006 (UTC)


Tastyratz 20:05, 15 April 2007 (UTC) Removed-

An IRC user is referred to in the format nickname!~username@hostname, where the presence of tilde (~) indicates that a username is unverified.
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[edit]

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[edit]

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 96.60.179.26 (talk) 21:39, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

The application-level connection to the IRC server requires two TCP/IP connections to be established, the second only for authentication purposes. This is explained in the article now. Nxavar (talk) 12:38, 9 January 2018 (UTC)