Firewall help

  waylander69 21:35 03 May 2004
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Hi
I have a router with a built in hardware firewall, my question is, if I open a port and use port forwarding to a pc on my network is that port open to abuse full stop or is it safe as long as a program is using that port from the pc?
Any guidance to websites that give more info would be much appreciated.
cheers
G :)

  steven_frost 22:37 03 May 2004

What you can do is use the firewall on your router and use a software firewall on you PC i use this and have found no problems what so ever

  vinnyo123 03:10 04 May 2004

You should have no problem using NAT if someone or something request to use that open port the router will drop the packet (stateful inspection)if a PC on your LAN didn't start the conversation.Only LAN request will be let back in.

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