As its name implies, Port Forwarding performs a forwarding, allowing a particular port to be determined for specific IP addresses on a LAN. This makes it possible, for example, to connect to another appliance or service through a private network, regardless of whether the appliance is behind a router.
Port Forwarding is made up of packet filter rules with the option of address translation, making it possible to modify the destination address of client machines. Through its resources, it is possible to route traffic between the buses and configure DNAT masking, the latter being especially useful in redirecting ports.
To open the screen, click on the “Port Forwarding” tab.
Port Forwarding Tab
The screen below will appear:
This session will cover:
- Registration, Editing and Removal of redirection policies;
- Activation and Deactivation of the same;
- Examples of redirect policies;
- Column details on this screen.
Next, we will analyze the functions located at the top of this screen.