Very newbie question, please do not laugh.

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  1. feniks

    feniks Registered Member

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    I have probably stupid question which strangely I can not confirm clearly searching all net: are local ports the ports on my machine and remote ports on the outside machine somewhere in network or internet?

    Also in surfing or P2P am I client and others are server when I request something and they answer and same way if somebody request something from me and I am answering then I am server and they are clients?

    With same idea an application is server or client?
     
  2. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    There are no stupid questions, just possibly stupid answers.
    Yes.
    When surfing the internet, you will be making outbound connections to the websites. The website you connect to will be the server, your PC the client.
    With P2P software, you can be both client and server. As when you connect out to other users, you are client, they are server. But as soon as you allow inbound connections, then you become a server.
     
  3. feniks

    feniks Registered Member

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    Thank you very much Stem. Life is easier and nice with people like you around.

    You prove again to be helpful for somebody. Good for you.

    Sometimes things looks to be very complicated because of lack of the basic.
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    The only stupid question is the one not asked :).
     
  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Feniks

    Welcome to wilders. You will find helpful folks here and never hesitate to ask what you might think is to basic a question. Everyone here was there at some point. We learn from each other.

    Again Welcome,

    Pete
     
  6. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Welcome feniks.

    Those who are newbies today and are bold enough to ask questions will be tomorrows experts. The cycle of knowledge is a wonderful thing. ;)
     
  7. feniks

    feniks Registered Member

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    Thank you for warm words.

    I am thankful for answering the question. It was blocking me to make any advancement in understanding the firewall. And was probably so basic so nobody talk about it even in some guides for beginners.

    Thank you again this forum is really helpful for security stuff.
     
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