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SG20 Linux-Firewall with UPnP-support?

DrSterni

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Tue May 23, 2006 4:31 pm
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Me again... The last question already was quite tricky, I think... This one might even be harder.
Does anybody know if there's a way to make the SG20 within it's function of a gateway and NAT-Firewall (using the included iptables-stuff) compatible to UPnP-Devices?
Sorry for "bombing" you with questions, but I am really not so much into Linux to answer this by myself.
Thanks in advance!
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AnOldMan

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Wed May 24, 2006 9:22 am
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ABOUT THE LINUX UPNP INTERNET GATEWAY DEVICE
This project is a deamon that emulates Microsoft's Internet Connection Service (ICS). It implements the UPnP Internet Gateway Device specification (IGD) and allows UPnP aware clients, such as MSN Messenger to work properly from behind a NAT firewall.
Edited Wed May 24, 2006 2:36 pm by AnOldMan

DrSterni

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Wed May 24, 2006 11:40 am
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Great stuff!
Just one question: did anybody try this yet? I don't want to run into major trouble just because of this service... my whole network is running under the SG20...
Just asking...
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AnOldMan

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Wed May 24, 2006 2:36 pm
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Biggest concern with this is security, not functionality. If you have your IP public - you are running web services - I would recommend you avoid running this daemon. It will automatically open ports in the firewall based on uPnP requests. It is possible for a hacker to use this against you.

DrSterni

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Sat May 27, 2006 8:22 pm
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Well, no risk, no fun
I think I'll go for it...
But thanks for the warning. The web services I am sometimes running are strictly and completely handled within game-server or -client services. These connections are always just opened when the service is needed by this or that game or my XBox360. I think (no, I HOPE) I won't run into trouble with it...
Thanks for your help again!
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