What is the purpose of port forwarding?

Questions BankWhat is the purpose of port forwarding?
ITExamAnswers Staff asked 2 months ago
Question:
What is the purpose of port forwarding?

  • Port forwarding allows an internal user to reach a service on a public IPv4 address that is located outside a LAN.
  • Port forwarding allows users to reach servers on the Internet that are not using standard port numbers.
  • Port forwarding allows for translating inside local IP addresses to outside local addresses.
  • Port forwarding allows an external user to reach a service on a private IPv4 address that is located inside a LAN.

Explanation: Port forwarding allows a user or program from outside to reach services inside a private network. It is not a technique that allows for using services with nonstandard port numbers. NAT or PAT convert inside IP addresses to outside local addresses.

More Questions: CCNA 2 (v5.0.3 + v6.0) Chapter 9 Exam Answers

[kkstarratings force="false" valign="bottom" align="left"]

Related Articles