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Linux firewall (2.4 kernel) and Windows Messenger 4.7 voice chat

Posted on 2003-11-21
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can go about getting Windows Messenger 4.7 to open voice chats successfully from behind my Linux firewall (Smoothwall).

I understand Windows Messenger is using a huge range of random ports, so I don't want to forward them all. Also, there's a few machines behine the NAT which would all like to use voice from time to time.

Can anyone suggest a module I can add to the Smoothwall to get it to work?

Thanks.
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Question by:Rhubarb
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by:jlevie
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What you need is a proxy server for Windows Messenger. I did a quick web search and found ReAIM, but it doesn't look like it supports voice chat. you might try some web searches for a proxy server.
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by:Redimido
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maybe if you use a socks5 proxy in your linux box, and then point your users to it.

check this servers and see which one it's better for you. then setup your clients.

regards

http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=socks&section=projects&x=0&y=0
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by:isammustafa
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No luck. I think this problem is related to the Upnp protocol
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by:Rhubarb
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isammustafa,

Thanks for you help, I've gone with UPnP support under Linux (in Smoothwall 2) and that looks like it should sort it.
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