NAT or Network Address Translation

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Because of its benefits to open any banned ports on the local area network. More likely that they are blocking most ports which would be more sensible. I put my answer in before you added your update. Want to surf anonymously online? Havenard 1 8.

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Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. Is there a way to forward ports through VPN? Please edit your question to not only include your idea but also your goal because provided what you wrote, we can only guess your goal. What do you mean by "filter all ports"? Is your question about VPNs or about being able to run traffic over the filtered ports? UTF-8 I've edited the question.

Hope it makes sense now. I put my answer in before you added your update. Havenard 1 8. Does forwarding with iptables use the vpn tunnel? From there you just have to make sure the VPS has NAT set up to share it's Internet connection with the VPN clients which is also done with iptables and if necessary set up all your port forwarding needs.

Keith I should add that, when I wrote this answer, OpenVPN was the only VPN solution I was familiar with, but the newer versions have backward incompatibilities that may make it's set up significantly more stressful than it used to.

I was recommended Tinc VPN as currently being the best solution, and although I haven't tried it yet, I suggest you give it a shot first. However, if you set up your own VPN, you can certainly then do what you want. So you need to check with your VPN supplier what ports they have open. Julian Knight 6, 12 Most common ports were all open when I last checked about a month ago. But today when I checked, they were all closed. I did a stealth scan of all ports using the cmd: Moreover, there are a plethora of free VPN service providers out there, there should be some that would allow port forwarding as well, because when you think of it, they just need to forward user specified ports to one's address.

Inbound is very different for a VPN supplier. Their service is optimised for outbound too. Inbound traffic adds significant risk that has to be protected against, their infrastructure has to be more complex adding to costs in a cut-throat market.

Good luck on your search, I've not managed to find a suitable provider with a quick look even for paid services let alone the free ones. Also, most if not all public VPN suppliers focus on privacy. You can map a remotely forwarded port to a different local port: Doing so exposes your system to correlation attacks and potentially causes unencrypted packets to be sent outside the tunnel from your client.

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