Port forwarding - firewall deactivated?

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Published on 2010-03-11T15:15:43Z Indexed on 2010/03/11 17:20 UTC
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In a Port Forwarding guide I have read I should set port forwarding on my ADSL modem and disable its firewall. Until I did both of this, my torrent client was not visible as a server from outside. However, I am unsure what implications disabling firewall has and why it is needed.

Can anyone explain this?

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