UPnP On or Off at the firewall?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Funkoid, Aug 30, 2013.


UPnP On or Off at the firewall?

  1. On!

  2. Off!

  3. A mix of both (e.g On at the firewall but only enabled for selected apps)

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  1. Funkoid

    Funkoid Networkin' Nut Member

    Interested to see what people are doing with UPnP, I understand it can be considered a security threat but its mega useful for services such as Xbox live.

    I'm torn at the moment as I have it disabled in applications like uTorrent and although I'm using a VPN i prefer it that way knowing that the application can't use UPnP. I'm not sure whether to have it enabled on the firewall side though, purely to allow Xbox Live to use it.

    Either way from a privacy / ip leakage scenario what would be best to run.. but more importantly what are you doing?!
  2. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    If you have only one Xbox then a static ip and port forwarding works and is easy to set up. With multiple devices on my system using the same ports though, I found UPnP easier.
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