On 1/9/06, sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On 1/8/06, Lee B. <leeb00 at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > On 1/7/2006 11:35 AM, Stephen Ronan wrote:
> > > In addition to opening ports 10000-20000, as per this page,
> > > http://www.vonage.com/help.php?article=89
> > > you also need to open these ports for outgoing connections:
> > >
> > > DNS: Port 53 UDP (Domain Name Server - for resolving server IP addresses)
> > > TFTP: Port 69 UDP (for profile upgrades/downgrades)
> > > HTTP: Port 80 UDP (for firmware upgrades/downgrades)
> > > NTP: Port 123 UDP (Network Time Protocol - so the device can sync to the
> > > proper time for Caller ID)
> > > SIP: Port 5061 UDP is used for older Vonage devices (devices provisioned
> > > before 2005) Also, BSP Proxy Groups 1-8, and a.voncp.com communicate on
> > > port 5061.
> > >
> > > Adding firewall rules to do all of that worked successfully for a vonage
> > > connection I had inside a m0n0wall-protected network.
> > >
> > > Steve
> > I have no ports forwarded and my Vonage works perfectly behind M0n0wall.
> > In reading the Vonage forum this is typical. Apparently port forwarding
> > is not required.
> I think you will need port forwarding if you are assigning a private
> IP address to your vonage machine and want to receive calls also.
> Are you able to receive incoming calls without port forwarding?
I am yes. I have placed the unit on my LAN nic(switch) and all is
well. accepts calls with no port forwarding. Never really thought
about it, but thats pretty interesting how it does. Ah well. I have
many things to learn.
Thanks guys for the help.