What this indicates in that dialog is whether or not you're connected directly to the
Messenger service using Messenger's standard port (1863) or port (80) using HTTP-mode.
So, if there's a firewall in place blocking port 1863, it would try 80 and display that in
this spot in the window. Otherwise, it'll say it's a direct connection, regardless of your
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"heian" <Siam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Just wondering, i saw by a friends WLM that there
> was a "direct" connection to the internet. No further
> information about the connection displayed.
> He knew only that he use ZoneAlarm as a firewall, and that WML got permisson to go though
> Does it mean that there is no portforwarding or Upnp
> needed? Does it mean there is no firewall in his modem/router?
> It works fine, i shouldn't have a look ;-))