What’s with all the safety nets?

Which of these describe a fundamental operation of a port trigger?

A) Incoming services are always available

B) A reverse port-forward is dynamically created

C) Encryption is enabled only for certain applications

D) The speed of an Ethernet port is adjusted in real-time

E) The secret word causes a bottle of Portuguese fortified wine to drop from the ceiling

The answer: B) A reverse port-forward is dynamically created

Unlike a permanent port-forward, a port trigger is only created when an application uses a predefined outgoing port number. For example, a port trigger could create a reverse port-forward for incoming users every time a game server is launched.

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