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What John says in his answer is correct, but doesn't seem quite responsive to the question. When people talk about a port being open, what they really mean is that there is a reachable port that will accept input which will be processed by a program. In order for network communication to occur, you need the Three P's: a Program that has created a Port, that ...


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Yes, because you opened it in your Router \ Modem \ Windows Firewall An open port doesn't necessarily post a security issue, but a port scanner could determine what kind of programs or services you are using and try to explore it.


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If you opened the port separately from Minecraft (the implication in your post is that you did), then the port (for port forwarding) will remain open. Type netstat -ab in an admin command prompt to see what ports are listening. You will need to close it (the way you opened it) if you do not want it open.


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I found a tool called chisel that let me do exactly what I wanted to do. For this you will have to have some kind of a way to execute commands. I was able to upload the executable file to the server and work with it. chisel server --reverse --port 9001 # Client side This will start a reverse proxy and listen on port 9001 for any connections on the client ...


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The device's manual interestingly doesn't have any information how to configure port forwarding. I don't have this router, so I can't say what's supposed to be on the Interface so I suppose that's the only available option, and thus correct. This is what rest of it means: SourceIpAddress - the public IP provided by your ISP InternalHost - static internal ...


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Is there a way to make SSH tunnel all port traffic such that it would simulate the PCs being on the same network? Almost like a VPN into my home network (maybe I should just set one of those up independent of SSH?). I think this would solve my problem immediately, but not sure if it's possible. No. You really should just use a VPN. One of the reasons is ...


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It depends on what you mean by "open". Take Nmap (a commonly used port scanner) and the definitions it uses (from Nmap Reference Guide, Port Scanning Basics; emphasis mine): The six port states recognized by Nmap open An application is actively accepting TCP connections, UDP datagrams or SCTP associations on this port. Finding these is often the ...


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