opening incoming ports - manual rule addition

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by beacon, Dec 1, 2006.

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  1. beacon

    beacon Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    I'm having a problem setting up a new network device: Pinnacle (Roku) Soundbridge M1001.

    The device requires LnS to allow incoming connections on port TCP 3689 and UDP 5353.

    I have followed directions on the LnS website ( to try to add these rules myself but have had no success. With LnS disabled the device works fine but as soon as I re-enable it (even with my new rules in place) the device stops communicating.

    Can anyone help me get this sorted?

  2. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

    Jun 3, 2005
    Hi Beacon :)

    It's a music server I guess.

    1- Use the "enhanced rule set" provided by LNS

    2- Create a rule that way:

    Protocols TCP/UDP
    incomming and outgoing packets
    on the left side:
    IP address = @IP
    ports 3689 and 5353
    on the right side: all ports


    add the application used for this device in the rule:
    "applications.." button... add the executable to the left side.
    Save it.

    3- Put this rule immediatly before the rule
    "block incomming connections"

    This application must be listed in the applications filter
    with no restriction of ports or addresses ...

    save and apply and reboot your PC

    In the internet filter removed all warning symbol (column with !!)
    to avoid useless warnings AND add for each rule , in the third column,
    an exclamation mark to have an entry when a rule is applied in order
    to keep tracks of whats happen...

    Try again your application and check in the firewall log to see if there is some blocking.

    In case of problem you may upload here a sample of this log.

    Hope this help.
    Let us know,
  3. beacon

    beacon Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Thanks for the swift and detailed response. I've stalled at the first hurdle though...

    Where do I get the enhanced rule set from, I remember seeing it when I first installed LnS many moons ago, was it part of the original package? Maybe?

    If so I have long since deleted it by accident, do you know where I can get a new copy? I couldn't find it on the LnS rules web page. Also when I install it will it wipe all the other rules I have added over time?

    Thanks again

  4. beacon

    beacon Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    I've managed to sort everything now by using the log to create the rules automatically, found the enhanced ruleset too. Thanks again for your help :)
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