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[*] Post 462643 posted on 31-8-2012 at 13:19 Reply With Quote
Hardware firewall

I think I've got this right, but need some re-assurance, and, no, Giron, there are not Kangaroos involved!:D

I have a Billion 7401VGPR3 Modem Router to which I have enabled the hardware firewall. I have managed to convince it to pass my e-mail client including Hotmail and Gmail (POP3).
I am now attempting to convince it that uTorrent is acceptable as app to allow through the wall, but for some reason I cannot convince it to "open the door". I have set Port 21 as FTP allowed in and out and set port 21 on my router but I must be missing something,

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[*] Post 462651 posted on 31-8-2012 at 14:01 Reply With Quote

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[*] Post 462656 posted on 31-8-2012 at 15:30 Reply With Quote

Port 21/ftp on the router firewall will only let TCP packets through not UDP.

For torrents you need (AFAIK) TCP/UDP to the port you are using.

Did not think it a great idea to use 21 for torrent as this is (1) a standard port for another protocol - ftp (2) some ISPs throttle well known, large data transfer, ports. Mostly high port numbers are used.

if I was a firewall I would stop those packets since (1) they are probably UDP not TCP (2) the traffic is pretending to be ftp and surely aint!

Set a custom rule on a new port for TCP/UDP and use that for bit torrent.
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