Is It A Bad Idea To Use Port Forwarding As A Long-term Access Strategy?

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Is it a bad idea to use port forwarding as a long-term access strategy?

We are deploying multiple copies of the same system (some devices behind a gateway with NAT), and we need to have continued access for some of those devices. Right now our strategy is to have a set of non-standard ports that are configured to route to specific IP addresses behind the NAT. This setup is essentially replicated for every copy of the system. Are there any security risks associated with that? Are there any better solutions available to do this?


Most people consider NAT 'security though obscurity' and is a bad idea. Nat should be used to preserve...

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I've been trying to set up port forwarding, but I don't have access to router settings. Is there another way?

I'm on a LAN network, and I'm trying to set up port forwarding so I can use a Bittorrent program. Any other way to get it to work besides port forwarding? Or is there another way to get my ports forwarded without having to change router settings? Any...


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