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mtwalsh922

@mchsi.com

Port Forwarding

I'm considering a switch to Knology but I need to know first if Knology allows port forwarding so that I can still access my IP-based home security cameras while traveling. I can't get an answer from them since I'm not a customer. Does anyone use port forwarding with Knology to access internal devices or servers from outside you home network?

Thanks,

Mike



BiGdUsTy

join:2005-10-20
Panama City Beach, FL
kudos:1

Knology does some port blocking but nothing that should affect your IP cameras. It would help if we knew what ports they use.



mtwalsh922

@alter.net
reply to mtwalsh922

The port number for the cameras are configurable, such that the URL for one of them would be »cable_modem_ip_address:xxx.



BiGdUsTy

join:2005-10-20
Panama City Beach, FL
kudos:1
reply to mtwalsh922

Just set the ports in the high range and you should be fine.

Most of the blocking knology does is for old worms and windows file sharing which was a big problem in the past.



deface

join:2012-02-29
Panama City, FL
reply to mtwalsh922

I have 6 boxes on my network, 4 unix running vps's some are running regular daemons such as FTP, SSH, Httpd, vnc, domain, imap/pop, smtp, etc.. Pretty wide range of ports from 21 - 400's so I don't think you will have any issues. Like Big said keep the ports high as to not alert knologys scanners. I've picked them up with snort just monitoring the network.



deface

join:2012-02-29
Panama City, FL
reply to mtwalsh922

I run multiple VPS's on my knology home line. I've never had any problems with 21 - 80. ftp, ssh, domain, imap, pop, smtp, httpd, all run flawlessly. I have 6 computers on the network, 4 linux and running active daemons. Never been blocked.