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Port range forwarding 0-65535 same as DMZ?

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I have a network media player (boxee box) and was wondering if port range forwarding all ports from 0-65535 for the boxee static ip address was the same as adding it to the DMZ on my router?

I have my PS3 as the DMZ for now but I also want my boxee to be completely open to the network.

Is it safe and the proper way of opening all ports to my boxee?
    
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Yes it's the same thing as far as i know. I don't recommend opening every port to the box, just the ports you need.


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Why exactly do you want to open every port? If you are running specific services than do what Speced said and just open the ports you need.
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Easier, no headaches and a 1 click fix?

I have no security concerns for the box.
    
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Does not fall into the traditional definition of a DMZ. If that box is compromised it's on your internal LAN instead of an alternate network segment with traffic rules in between zones.

What it will accomplish is that any incoming connection to your WAN IP will be forwarded to that specified host.
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Does not fall into the traditional definition of a DMZ. If that box is compromised it's on your internal LAN instead of an alternate network segment with traffic rules in between zones.
What it will accomplish is that any incoming connection to your WAN IP will be forwarded to that specified host.

Yeah. Most home routers set up a pseudo-DMZ by opening all ports to one address.
    
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Easier, no headaches and a 1 click fix?
I have no security concerns for the box.

I'm sure you would if someone hacked it and then used it to log all your TCP/IP packets (inc passwords). Or raped your bandwidth by sending out spam. Or even worse still, used it to host and distribute illegal content (and I don't just mean warez).

I'm not saying any of those scenario are likely, but this kind of lazy administration is as irresponsible as running an open wireless network.
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Doing it the proper way, you should do it the other way around, and block every port except the ones you need. Personally, I wouldn't want to leave my computer open like that.
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Why not just forward the ports you need to your boxee box?

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