In which of these cases would you be most likely to use port forwarding?
A) Using a proprietary application hosted in the cloud
B) Building an application in Ruby
C) Hosting a web server on your internal private network
D) Block threats from entering the private network
E) You need to get the ship down the coast to the next dock
The answer: C) Hosting a web server on your internal private network
Port forwarding allows you to keep your firewall in place to protect your internal devices, but still allow traffic to specific devices and port numbers.
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