A client's son has ports mapped in their linksys router for world of warcraft. Are they needed?
Posted on 2009-02-16
Working on a client's home network, she showed me on her linksys router how her son mapped some inbound ports to forward to different computers in the house. and gave the entries the name warcraft.
He plays way to much as far as I am concerned, but they let him.
But to play, does he need to open the inbound ports? With those, he's asking as a server for others? Besides annoying their ISP, what's the downside of that? Can we close those ports and he can still play?
are those inbound ports a requirement to play or just to help the community by acting as another server?