Definitions for "Port forwarding"
Keywords:  nat, router, firewall, forward, smtp
A function in a router that enables access from the Internet or other networks to services (e.g. FTP, HTTP, SMTP) provided by a computer in an internal network. The serving computer remains anonymous because the access is directed to the router address at a specific port. Access to this port is forwarded by the router - according to a predefined setting- to the intended port in the serving computer.
Use this feature to forward incoming service requests to a server on your local network. You may enter a single port number or a range of port numbers to be forwarded, and the local IP address of the desired server.
The ability of a device (computer, router or other IP device) to forward data sent to specific ports (channels) to another computer. Sometimes referred to as Virtual Servers.
Keywords:  mapping, see
See port mapping.