On 10/30/05, stfuhello <stfuhelloworld at yahoo dot com dot au> wrote:
> After this i wanted to learn of the port which the host 10.10.10.11 locally
> routes HTTP traffic through in order to enter it in as opossed to just
> leaving the port as any ie
> Interface - LAN
> Source - 10.10.10.11:I Want to enter it in Here
> Destination - any:80
> I logged the the HTTP rule and opened up a couple of Firefox windows to get
> the ports used on 10.10.10.11. To my suprise Firefox used ports 1675 - 1680?
> and still changing to other ranges . Is there anyway to make Firefox (and
> other applications)use a number of static ports so they can be entered in to
> rules ie see where i have typed "I Want to enter it in Here"
> I was wondering if there is way to create rules on the LAN Rules
> Interface that contain a source port number for each application .
As I understand it, its not Firefox that set the source port, its your
operating system. This means that you can have 2 Firefox instances
running at the same time viewing different websites and both will work
fine. This also helps with NAT.
Source port will almost always be random.