[ previous ] [ next ] [ threads ]
 
 From:  Alex Neuman van der Hans <alex at nkpanama dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: UPnP as a possible future option?
 Date:  Wed, 30 Nov 2005 20:23:14 -0500
Doesn't pfSense (based on m0n0) support uPNP?

Chris Buechler wrote:

>On 11/30/05, Giobbi, Ryan <rgiobbi at agoc dot com> wrote:
>  
>
>>I saw the above challenge in the list archives and found two real
>>firewall configuration tools (both use IPTables on the backend) that
>>support UPnP.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>Neither of which are real firewall packages, they're configuration
>interfaces for iptables.  By "real firewall package", I meant a
>respectable commercial offering.
>
>
>  
>
>>It's kind of sad when most $50 cheap-o home routers support UPnP, but it
>>isn't even offered as an *option* in m0n0, which is supposed to be a
>>superior solution.
>>    
>>
>
>My $10,000 Cisco PIX doesn't, and you don't hear me complaining.
>Wait, that must mean the $50 Linksys is superior!!  *gasp*  </sarcasm>
>
>
>In all seriousness, let me explain something.  Open source works when
>people contribute what they want to see in a project.  It *DOES NOT*
>work when people do nothing but bitch, moan and complain about what
>they want and don't do anything about it.  Want uPNP?  Make an image
>with support that works, and submit the code to Manuel and/or the dev
>list. Obviously from past threads, those of us that contribute
>couldn't give a shit less if uPNP is supported or not.  The other
>alternative is to offer up $X for whoever can implement uPNP.  If X is
>sufficiently large, someone will do it.  This isn't a whining
>competition with the winner getting whatever feature they want.
>
>If it doesn't make it into the base system, I would gladly host the
>uPNP-enabled images on my site, and link to them from the
>documentation, so the effort wouldn't be for naught.
>
>sorry, tired as hell of this and similar crap that people want to moan
>about but do nothing to resolve.
>
>-Chris
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------------
>To unsubscribe, e-mail: m0n0wall dash unsubscribe at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>For additional commands, e-mail: m0n0wall dash help at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>
>  
>