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Re: Iptables port 5353 -



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On 11/04/2007 06:45 AM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> 
>    I often see a long list of of these packets blocked in the
>    Firestarter log.
> 
> 
>         --------------------- iptables firewall Begin
> ------------------------
>                 Listed by source hosts:
>         Logged 63 packets on interface eth0
>           From 192.168.1.6 - 63 packets to igmp(0) udp(161,5353)        
>           
>            ---------------------- iptables firewall End
>            -------------------------
> 
>    It appears that I [192.168.1.6] am the source of them?  Should I
>    have 5353 open?  What is there significance?
> 
>    Bob Goodwin
> 
>           

5353 is used by Windows dynamic DNS. If you're not supporting dynamic
DNS on your local network, you can continue to drop/ignore the packets.
They're needed only by a DNS/DHCP server.

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  Steve
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