Re: port forwarding by a router

Ok, I kind of figured that... (Darn.)
I have another question about the tangled logic of windows.  Actually it is 
a simple yes/no question:
When I put a program on the windows firewall exceptions list on the control 
panel, there is a button to add ports.  So I highlight the program I want to 
tie to that port and press that button and type in a port number.  Actually 
I do this twice for the 2 port numbers.
My question, does this limit that program to using only those ports?  What 
happens if I just put the program name up and specify no ports? Is that a 
special case that chooses port 80 or whatever?
I tried undid my configuration by hitting the delete button.  There were 3 
entries for me to delete -- one for each of the ports I specified and a 
third for the program name with no ports.  So what exactly did I have 
configured with the 3 entries in the list?
I just like to be precise.  (I know, it's windows...)
TIA
--le


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: port forwarding by a router


Unfortunately for most of these routers you'll have to specify an IP
address, the one that is assigned to your computer by the router. That way
those ports are only forwarded for your computer's IP. Yes, you'll have to
change this number if your IP changes. Unless you set up your router in a
static server format.

HTH, D!J!X!


-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of qubit
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:45 PM
To: bprogramming
Subject: port forwarding by a router

I have a program that I am trying to install that requires 2 ports to be
forwarded in my wireless router.  I did this with no trouble.
I also opened an exception for this program on my firewall, specify the same
protocol (UDP).
But when I run a firewall test it keeps failing.
Can anyone think of something else I'm not doing, or am doing wrong?
Thanx
--le

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