R7800 Port Forwarding Confusion....
Trying to play a game with frineds online. When i don't have port forwarding setup, the connection to friends server does not work (outbound connection). When i put port forwarding rules in (Ports 2300-2400, 47624, and 6073) then i am allowed to see my friends server and establish the connection.
This scenario does not make sense to me and would like to understand this better. My understanding is port forwarding should be used for connections coming inbound. For example, if i was hosting the server and my friend was trying to connect to a server in my house (inbound connection). For an outbound connection, port forwarding should not factor in at all and i should be allowed to connect to his server. If my understanding is true, why would me not having the port forwarding rules in be blocking the connection for me to connect to his server.
Yes, i got the connection to work by having port forwarding enabled but i ideally don't want to keep port forwarding enabled if i don't need to. There is nothing good to come of having ports opened for no reason. Any input or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.