How to Port Forward Gopher Protocol
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The Gopher protocol is a communication protocol used to find, share, and retrieve documents on the internet protocol network.
Port forwarding allows you to access a client’s server that is behind routers, NATs, CGNAT, or firewalls. By opening ports, you can access devices behind the router or firewall. This comprehensive guide will show you how to port forward Gopher protocol.

Requirements to Port Forward Gopher Protocol

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the Gopher Protocol server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of Gopher Protocol are mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Gopher Protocol

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Gopher Protocol port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Gopher Protocol server in the boxes in your router. The default Gopher Protocol port number is 70. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host a Gopher Protocol server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘’.

Gopher Protocol ports needed to run

The default Gopher Protocol ports are:

TCP Port:70

Quickly and safely open ports using PureVPN

Opening a port shouldn’t be complicated. With the Port Forwarding add-on, it’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3!

Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:70

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

Open Ports Behind CGNAT

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A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Gopher Protocol Online ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.


Is Gopher a browser?

Gopher is a document retrieval protocol designed to be an alternative to the World Wide Web. Gopher was specifically designed for distributing, searching, and retrieving documents over the Internet.

Does Firefox support Gopher protocol?

OverbiteWX by The Overbite Project makes it possible to access Gopher protocol in Firefox 56 and above. All you need to do is enter a Gopher URL and click on a Gopher link.

Is it hard to port forward for Gopher?

Setting up port forwarding is not difficult at all. To set up your device, simply give it a static IP address and forward the correct port numbers to that new address.

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