Smart Port Forwarding
Some environments might require advanced network settings to be done in order to be able to share files or even grant access to the Internet. Smart Port Forwarding is a simple-to-use application designed for forwarding multiple ports, as the name suggests. It mainly targets advanced users, such as network administrators.
Easy setup process and light interface
After a brief and uneventful setup procedure, you are greeted by a standard window with a plain layout, where you can add a new forwarding port through the context menu.
Once you specify a protocol (TCP or UDP) and listening port, you can enable Smart Port Forwarding to capture the first packet to a LOG file, and establish forwarding rules.
Forward ports by multiple rules
Adding a new rule implies pointing out a rule name, search type (hex or text) and data type, along with an IP address and port number to send data to. It is possible to create as many rules as you want.
Last but not least, Smart Port Forwarding lets you establish a default forwarding path, in case all rules fail or none are entered. During an active process, the primary panel shows the protocol type, listened address and location to forward it to, type, and running status.
Takes up little system resources
The program barely uses CPU and RAM, so it doesn't affect overall performance or interrupt user activity. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the tool did not hang or crash.
All in all, Smart Port Forwarding provides a straightforward solution to forwarding multiple ports. It's most suitable for advanced users, with no integrated help file, but the simple design lets you quickly find your way around.