> Paul is right. There are certain apps which can move around (within my home
> network) as well as open different ports. This may go against a good
> security policy, but a well behaved UPnP setup can actually be *more* secure
> since the ports close when the app is shutdown.
I would dare to say, that those apps are not good at all !
uTorrent is also UglyPNP aware, but you can choose to disable it..., so
if you have apps that need it... I'd say that those apps are not really
But I agree, an option to enable it would be handy for some of us (I
would leave it disabled, just like my pfSense setups - Don't won't no
UglyPNP in my network !)
Telling that UPNP would be more secure, is somewhat weird to say
though... if you or anyone within your organization/home succeeds in
installing some malware opening up RDP ports, installing VNC (and
opening up ports at will...) I would ask, how safe is this...
Back in the days, that upnp came available... I once enabled it on a
DLINK DI-824VUP to use uTorrent, oh man, that went great... it openend
up far more ports than actually needed, cpu of the router went through
the roof (webgui litterally froze on me).
But hey, I don't want to argue the safety of Upnp - but it definitely
should be an option that is DISABLED by default !