July 30th, 2003, 04:41 PM
Firewall Blocking MSN
Ok I have a FreeBSD 4.2 or a closer version installed on a PIII 450 with 256mb ram and the box acts as a gateway for my 1MB broadband. Problem is from my Windows XP box I can not send files through to the other person, (using MSN) but I can recieve them. I have checked out all of the firewall config files and can not seem to find the problem.
July 30th, 2003, 04:54 PM
Try to assign the ip adresses in your network to the firewall to let it permit the connection between computers. Of course you have to assign static ip adresses to computers.
July 30th, 2003, 07:01 PM
its assigning a static ip addresses of 10.0.0.0 private adresses to all of my machines. gateway is 10.0.0.1 and all others are 10.10.*.* etc. i have looked and looked but can not find anything.
July 30th, 2003, 07:12 PM
you could try configuring the MSN file transfer as a service in inetd or somthing similar.
July 30th, 2003, 07:22 PM
I know with AIM that if you have a private IP address you cannot send files to another person. It is supposed to be a Direct IP to IP transfer and they have not been able to work that out.
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July 30th, 2003, 08:15 PM
what jarrod says is true configure the ip adresses manually like
and here's a tip
subnet 255.255.255.255 ip adress: x.x.x.x - this subnet is only used on internet
subnet 255.0.0.0 ip adress:192.x.x.x
subnet 255.255.0.0 ip adress:192.168.x.x
subnet 255.255.255.0 ip adress:192.168.0.x