Port and Chat Client
Posted on 2005-04-10
I just have some questions about ports and chat clients.
I am aware that if someone from the outside tries to talk to a port on my machine I need to make sure it routes to the right machine and port in my router, the firewall lets it through etc..
But what I do not know is what happens when the communication is initiated from the other side, for example;
I have created a chat server and chat client in Java, the chat server listens on port 8010, so the client tries to communicate to port 8010 on my server, I am thinking that the client will not have to do anything and is just able to always reach my port 8010, am I correct?
Are there any ports that I should be using?