[Shorewall-newbies] eDonkey (was shorewall and bridge...)

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Thu Feb 26 15:52:22 PST 2004

On Thursday 26 February 2004 02:15 pm, Ingo Lantschner wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 11:06:59 -0800, Tom Eastep <teastep at shorewall.net>
> wrote:
> > When I tested Overnet on, I used these rules -- don't recall
> > if I
> > had to configure the UDP port number in Overnet or not.
> >
> > DNAT   net  loc:         tcp     4662
> > DNAT   net  loc:         udp     12112
> Great tip, you hit the point - thanks!! I did not realize that I had to
> use DNAT instead of ACCEPT - I will have to read the docs again to really
> understand why it works now.

The question of "When do I use ACCEPT and when do I use DNAT?" is a Shorewall 

eDonkey works now because the only connections that you are currently making 
are outbound. If you go to the Overnet site and search for firewalling 
information, there is quite a good page that describes the effect of 
firewalling on eDonkey.

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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