Port 113 Closed...Leave or Forward?

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  1. Crazed

    Crazed Registered Member

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    Hello, i have a Belkin F5D7231-4P, while doing the firewall test it showed only port 113 as not stealth...it was showing as Closed.
    I use my Router firewall along with PC software firewall.

    What is the SAFEST thing for me to do?
    should i Forward this port (TCP or UDP or both) to a unused IP such as 192.168.2.100? (tested and firewall test showed as all stealth)
    Or should i just leave it as closed?

    Im only asking because im not sure that if i forward to a unused IP, if this puts me at risk from hackers because i opened a hole in my router?
     
  2. Stem

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    Hi Crazed, Welcome to Wilders,

    If you feel better with a "Stealthed" PC, then port forward to an unused IP as you have mentioned. This will not put you at risk. I have always done this myself, more out of habit than anything else, without problem.
     
  3. Crazed

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    Thank you.
    Do you think i should forward both TCP and UDP port of 133?or just the TCP? Thanks
     
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    I Personally forward both TCP and UDP on port 113.
     
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