[Fwd: Re: [UFO Chicago] NAT and port filtering]

d.w. harks dave@psys.org
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 15:25:09 -0600

Isn't it supposed to be a "Mail-Followup-To:" header, as it's a mailing

Reply-To: would need to be respected so that an individual user could
direct replies to their posts.



  David W. Harks
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And I really hate the lack of a Reply-To: list header on this list. :-)

-------- Original Message --------

Robert B. Moses wrote:
> Thank for refreshing the principle of this issue. I think I'll have to
> experiment a litte. If anyone is interested the culprit in question is

> Netgear's RT314 Internet Gateway Router w/4 port switch.
>  From what I can tell it has some nice features: filtering of TCP/UDP
> well as generic filters based on byte patterns of the packet (hmm that

> sounds closer to SPI...)

FWIW, I have the Linksys equivalent, plus WiFi AP.  It has a web front
end on it.  By default it drops any incoming requests, unless I
explicitly specify a routing for given protocol/port (eg, TCP port 80
redirect to  If I do nothing to it, then it automatically
is a client only setup.  It does let FTP through both ways (if I
initiate it) without me doing anything.

I hate to sound like the anoying kid in the back of the room, but try
just plugging it in and see what the defaults are.  It's a good bed that
the default config for a turnkey router is exactly what you're looking
for (multiple clients, no servers, no questions asked).

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