Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#2823 closed enhancement (user disappeared)

Test button for firewall setting, not just UPnP

Reported by: DesperateDan Owned by: chiiph
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Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Vidalia 0.2.10
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Description

Currently you provide a test button against the option "Attempt to automatically configure port forwarding".

This worked for me to start with, now it does not.
Therefore I have manually created firewall rules.

But there is no button in Vidalia that I can press to make sure that my firewall rules are working! :-(

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Well, you can try running your Tor relay and see if it complains in the message window. Is there a way we can make that work better for you?

Checking whether you can talk to the local router and set up port forwarding is actually much simpler than checking whether you're reachable from the outside world. The right way to check outside reachability is to connect out to something, and then ask it to connect back to the address you specify. We wrote a program that does that -- it's called Tor. :) I'm not sure it's a smart move to try to build some other separate thing, and then maintain it too.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: newclosed
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