Proper port triggering timeout time? Mine too short?
by Richard_the_Investigator - 4/10/12 5:52 PM
So, today I finally got myself to learn and implement port triggering. I've been using port forwarding (primarily for gaming) but I've gotten to the point where I have an Xbox, laptop, and a 3DS that all game online and all work best with the same ports forwarded. So, I set up a basic port triggering. Works well,
My question has to do specifically with the port triggering timeout length. Specifically, I want to know if having it too short can have adverse effects. If I'm just turning on a system I'm fine, but it's not uncommon to be playing with friends on the Xbox and we all suddenly decide to switch up to a PC game, and I'm stuck with a moderate NAT for an hour waiting for the timeout to happen.
So, ideally I would want the timeout to be pretty short, perhaps only a few minutes. I might even experiment with it at 1 minute, heck. My question is, will having the trigger time that short cause any unintended side effects? I've tried to research the topic, but haven't found much.