A port in computing is an auxiliary device where you can get connected to the web or other external and mobile devices. Sometimes, a port may not always be open or set up properly so there will be a problem in connecting or knowing an external IP address. To solve such problem, it is best to check for port forwarding first before actually going for more drastic solution steps like adding so many software that can actually cause your computing device to slow down and work inefficiently. Remember that the less size the files and data occupies and the less opened running software there is the better it will be for your computer or laptop.
How to check for port forwarding
There are different ways to check for port forwarding. In fact, the computing device alone can present the best measures in checking for port forwarding. All there is to do is go through the computer system and peek into the ports to check for port forwarding. In case there are closed or blocked ports, you can choose to unblock them but just make sure that they are still protected with network security apps that are naturally provided by your system or through an additional software.
Another way to check for port forwarding is on software level. In this condition, an additional software or app is to support your system to enable you to automatically identify which port is being used, which is blocked, and which are firewalled. There will be a number of software for this purpose in the market. Good examples to this are the Netgear 600 and the Newegg. These apps will ensure that you get to check for port forwarding in a single click. If properly set up, these software apps are also designed to notify the Information Technology (IT) admin when there are some issues to be check for port forwarding.
Types of disaster requiring a check for port forwarding
There are two main categories of disasters that will always require an IT admin to check for port forwarding. They are the man-made and the natural disasters.
Natural disaster is a type of disaster that cannot be prevented and uncontrollable both on the occurrence and the extent of damage that can be caused. Included in this are earthquakes, hurricanes, torpedoes, and flood among so many others. This cannot be prevented so the best way to combat this types of disasters is to do a detective control measure. This is a form of planning on the problems that could be caused by the disaster and the extent of effect it could cause the computing device.
Man-made disaster, on the other hand, is a type of disaster that is basically made or designed by men. Included in this are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), computing infrastructure failure, and disk-level damage among so many others. To combat this form of disaster damage, it is best to protect the computing device and files from impending damage or deletion. Backing up and/or using an online backup server are wise decision.