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reply to Juggernaut

Re: Security Flaws in Universal Plug-n-Play: Unplug, Don't Play

said by Juggernaut:

Yep. I think it's on by default in pretty much every router. The funny thing is, I can't think of a reason why it should even be there.

I think its so people using certain services can get out to the net, like torrent or a game or program instead of having to set port forwarding. Portforward = port always open, upnp only opens the port when you launch an app. Correct me if im wrong, if I am I will also disable it on my router and see how it plays on the net with my apps!

Side note , if i remember correctly some mobos even have upnp in the bios, do you disable that too?

Irreverent or irrelevant?
Kelowna, BC
Of course, as I build my own boxes. I set up my mobo's by hand to tweak the performance, and eliminate this kind of stuff.