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 From:  "Christopher M. Iarocci" <iarocci at eastendsc dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Monowall WAN is default block, but I can call into my VoIP anyway ??
 Date:  Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:35:46 -0400
Chris Buechler wrote:
> On 7/26/06, Bob Young <bob at lavamail dot net> wrote:
>> How come I can still call to my VoIP phone (by way of the "blocked WAN
>> ports" of my Monowall?  (I can call my VoIP phone from my cell phone 
>> or any
>> other phone I use).
> The state table.  The phone has to be making some sort of outbound
> connection to the provider, over which they can push calls in to you.
> Probably very common with residential VoIP providers especially, since
> it requires no network configuration and is somewhat more secure since
> you don't need to open ports inbound to the phone.
> -Chris
I can confirm that is exactly what is happening.