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 From:  "Jeff Scott" <jscott at padcomusa dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Re: m0n0 blocking outbound packets from email server?!?!
 Date:  Tue, 2 Aug 2005 12:14:48 -0400
Thanks Chris,

I did see this FAQ.  And I would understand if the packet being dropped
is inbound from the Internet.  But, this packet is outbound from our
LAN.  There shouldn't be that kind of latency on our LAN and regardless
of whether the packet is very late or the last packet of the session or
not, the outbound rule "allow all" should be passing it.

Unless what your telling me is because the session was originally
initiated from the WAN, m0n0wall ignores the outbound rules and only
pays attention to the state table and/or NAT table?  Is that true?  If
so, is there any documentation on the processing order of packets in


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:01 PM
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Re: m0n0 blocking outbound packets from email

On 8/2/05, Jeff Scott <jscott at padcomusa dot com> wrote:
> Yes, I can connect to external machines on port 25.  Notice however, 
> that this error is coming FROM port 25 on our internal mail server.
> Which tells me it is a response to an inbound connection.  Our server 
> is way overpowered for the number of users that we have and I don't 
> expect it to be losing packets.  These blocked packets are only 
> sporadic and I have not yet noticed any issue with the mail server.  
> But, it does concern me that I don't understand why anything from the 
> LAN would be blocked to the WAN when I have an allow all rule?



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