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 From:  "Andrew Lewis" <andrew at coastal dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] UPNP
 Date:  Tue, 18 Oct 2005 15:21:36 -0400
Fernando Costa wrote:
> Cool thing about UPNP is that it will automatic add ports for direct
> connections, such as file transfers. That way, it will be a lot faster
> for programs such as Microsoft Messenger (which, btw, uses a proxy for
> file transfer if there is no direct connection support). This NAT-T
> support would be awesome. Anyone have heard of any good projects for
> that? I can work on the frontend if we get a working backend.
> Best regards
> Fernando
> On 10/18/05, Chris Dickens <chris at object dash zone dot net> wrote:

"...automatically add ports for direct connections..."

That certainly has security written all over it.

Honestly, it sounds like a terrible idea.  Who came up with such a thing?