Hardware Firewall (WRT54G Router) Behind Software Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by phasechange, Jul 3, 2006.

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  1. phasechange

    phasechange Registered Member

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    I have a nooby question.... If you run a software firewall can Windows programs (like MSN Messenger) still open ports using UPNP on your hardware firewall that lies between the software firewall and the internet?

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  2. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    If the router is uPnP and enabled, and the program as uPnP ability, then yes. (allow uPnP through your software firewall ports 1900/5000 info)
     
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    Thanks. I don't currently run a software firewall but have been thinking about it.

    I've been successfully protected by AV and router for a few few years now and think it's adequate when combined with IDS functionality from the AV.

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    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Hi,
    Yes, I am behind a router, and an hardware inbound packet filter. I use a software firewall to control the applications access to the internet, and the ports/protocols they use. (I dont actually call this outbound protection, I call it outbound filtering)
     
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