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 From:  "Jonathan De Graeve" <Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be>
 To:  "Braden McGrath" <braden at big dash geek dot net>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] UPnP as a possible future option?
 Date:  Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:29:42 +0100
We already had this discussion awhile ago and the end result was we
didn't want it.

So no, it want be in a future build. 

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Van: news [mailto:news at sea dot gmane dot org] Namens Braden McGrath
Verzonden: woensdag 30 november 2005 7:02
Aan: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Onderwerp: [m0n0wall] UPnP as a possible future option?

I know there are many on this list who see UPnP as a horrible terrible
useless
giant gaping security hole.  ;)

In a corporate setting, I agree 100%.  It has no place there.

However, for those of us who are using m0n0 at home, the dynamic port
forwarding
that is enabled by UPnP is a fantastic feature.

I can't be the only person who has multiple machines that like to game.
Multiple Xboxes - while UPnP isn't *required* for Live to function,
things go
much smoother if the router speaks UPnP.  The final nail in the coffin
for me
is with BitTorrent.  I have several machines that all occasionally need
to use
BT to grab stuff from the net.  For various reasons, I don't want to
give them
static IPs or assign static port forwards.  UPnP is the best way to make
this
work, since all modern BT clients support it.

Again, I realize that UPnP is a feature that some people hate, but that
is why
there should be a easy to use on/off checkbox next to it...

Developers, what do you say?  Any chance of seeing a UPnP daemon in a
future
build?

Also, FWIW, I'm unable to resolve mono.ch this evening, from my own
nameservers
or a third party.


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