Upnp vs no Upnp Router

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Ike, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Ike

    Ike Guest

    I have a Upnp router that has a built in hardware firewall. I have tried
    using both methods for my internet connection wizard....(both being Upnp vs.
    hardware firewall just on and everything in stealth)

    If I let windows use Upnp on the router, the RWW works perfectly, but It
    leaves open ports and that just makes me really uncomfortable.

    If i turn off Upnp, I go to full stealth....much better...(The router has
    great programmability for pinholes and port forwarding)

    Anyone actually leave ports open like that? or do you use a pinhole on the
    router firewall for RWW? I'm curious how others are comfortable with how RWW
    sets up vs. how you prefer it set?
    Upnp leaves ports 25,80,443, 444 just open....is SBS that secure that it can
    be left open like that?.....my little red flag is screaming in the back of my
    head at the thought of that!
    Ike, Oct 11, 2006
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  2. Ike

    Steve Guest

    Best practice is not to allow Upnp to be used. Certainly in most cases port
    80 does not need to be open. What type of router do you have? If its just a
    low end one you really need something much better and/or use ISA 2004 if you
    have SBS 2003 PE.
    Steve, Oct 11, 2006
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  3. Ike

    Ike Guest

    I had a feeling, I had already disabled Upnp it just doesn't feel right....
    Using a netopia router that came from AT&T...I set it to block everything
    from outside...using outside scanner web sites I show it set to stealth. I
    won't be able to convince them they need a better router...already
    Ike, Oct 11, 2006
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