So, you're saying that the ability for any app to open a port on your firewall when it wants is a
way to increase security? Sorry, not in my world it isn't. What stops malware opening ports in a
UPnP device? UPnP has *no* place on a security device.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert [mailto:valnar at yahoo dot com]
> Sent: Saturday, 5 December 2009 12:19 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Future plans after 1.3?
> Paul is right. There are certain apps which can move around (within my
> network) as well as open different ports. This may go against a good
> security policy, but a well behaved UPnP setup can actually be *more*
> since the ports close when the app is shutdown.
> I have a video chat program that I use with my Dad and it utilizes
> Bitorrent clients can also be setup to do the same. I also use pfSense
> way Paul described. I lock down the ports and apps that can be used so
> partially static. Nothing is using UPnP on my home network without my
> knowledge, which is something that can't be said in a corporate
> I recommend the developers take a look at the way pfSense implemented
> UPnP support. As was mentioned before, it can be disabled by default
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