I'm certain the forwarded port of 18081, 18089, 18080 are forwarded to the machine and i've completely disabled windows firewall. Is this my ISP blocking this port?

C:\Users\monero-gui-v0.17.2.1>monerod.exe --public-node --restricted-rpc
2021-05-02 22:26:03.387 I Monero 'Oxygen Orion' (v0.17.2.0-release)
2021-05-02 22:26:03.389 W --public-node is enabled, but RPC server may be unreachable from outside, please check RPC server bind address
2021-05-02 22:26:03.390 I Initializing cryptonote protocol...
2021-05-02 22:26:03.391 I Cryptonote protocol initialized OK
2021-05-02 22:26:03.393 I Initializing core...
2021-05-02 22:26:03.395 I Loading blockchain from folder C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb ...
2021-05-02 22:26:03.560 I Loading checkpoints
2021-05-02 22:26:03.561 I Core initialized OK
2021-05-02 22:26:03.562 I Initializing p2p server...
2021-05-02 22:26:03.579 I p2p server initialized OK
2021-05-02 22:26:03.579 I Initializing core RPC server...
2021-05-02 22:26:03.580 I Binding on (IPv4):18081
2021-05-02 22:26:05.781 I core RPC server initialized OK on port: 18081
2021-05-02 22:26:05.791 I Starting core RPC server...
2021-05-02 22:26:05.792 I core RPC server started ok
2021-05-02 22:26:05.793 I Public RPC port 18081 will be advertised to other peers over P2P
2021-05-02 22:26:05.794 I Starting p2p net loop...
  • In future, please use the formatting buttons in the editor. Otherwise things like this log output are unreadable.
    – jtgrassie
    May 3, 2021 at 0:14

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If you read your logs:

W --public-node is enabled, but RPC server may be unreachable from outside, please check RPC server bind address

Then check the monerod --help output:

--rpc-bind-ip arg (=             Specify IP to bind RPC server
--rpc-restricted-bind-ip arg (=  Specify IP to bind restricted RPC server
--confirm-external-bind                    Confirm rpc-bind-ip value is NOT a loopback (local) IP

So to bind all interfaces (which includes external), use instead of, and use --confirm-external-bind to state you know what you're doing.

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