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a Universal Plug-N-Play question

#1
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
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.
 
#6
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
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
 

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