a Universal Plug-N-Play question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gballard, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. gballard

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    I know that UPNP is a dangerous service to have running on a computer...but...if you have it running on a computer that is sitting behind a router...is it still dangerous?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    If you're talking about the SSDP Discovery Service (the one that enables your computer to discover UPnP devices on the network), I'm quite sure it shouldn't be much of a security threat. In fact, if you have a UPnP router, you should enable the service if you plan to use video-conferencing software or multiplayer games.
     
  3. gballard

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    hmmm....that dude who runs the Shields UP! website said UPNP is a major no no...because of some exploit that was found or something....
     
  4. Nedreplan

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  5. gballard

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    cool...
     
  6. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    Enyo, you mention that the uPnP service could be useful to the user... in what way would it be useful exactly? I've always disabled it on the machines I've installed as I thought it was only needed for certain devices that required it?
     
  7. jonifen

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    It doesnt really look as if I would benefit from it tbh, so I'll leave it off on the pcs I got to save resources I think :)

    Thx for the little explanation Enyo btw