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TazG 07-20-2004 11:22 AM

How to open ports on D-Link router
Hi I have a D-Link "DI-604" router and I have to open ports 6891 to 6900 so I can send files over MSN... how would I do this?

rjcrews 07-20-2004 11:27 AM

should be here

Bebo 07-20-2004 11:46 AM

I've never used MSN so I don't know how it establishes connections, but I do have a DI-604... Browse away to your router (should be at and log in as admin. Check under Advanced and then Virtual Server. There you can easily translate ports to your heart's content :) However, it might be more useful to configure some stuff under Applications but I haven't done anything there, so I don't really have anything useful to say in that case.

Err, hope this helped...a little :)

TazG 07-20-2004 12:22 PM

Um, now I'm a little confused. Changing things in affects the whole network right? The other computers can use MSN no problem and I can use it on this computer from in Windows.
There must be settings about ports in Linux...?
If it seems like I don't know what I'm talking about it's because I don't - someone in the software forum just told me to "open ports 6891 - 6900"... because when I tried to send a file with aMSN it said "Listening on port 6891" and didn't work.
And that's all I really know.

Bebo 07-20-2004 02:37 PM

Aha, ok, so you have succeeded with the same computer in Windows. Then - if you do know that you can connect to the internet from within Linux (surfing for instance) - it is probably your firewall and/or some tcp wrappers stopping you. To check the settings for the firewall, issue iptables -nvL and see if there are any rules dropping some connections - or maybe just not explicitly allowing them, in case of a DROP policy. The rules for tcp wrappers are in /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny, with hosts.deny having a higher priority than hosts.allow. See what you can find there.

TazG 07-20-2004 03:38 PM

Hi, iptables is not installed and there is no /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny.

Bebo 07-20-2004 03:42 PM

OK... Then you should be completely open to the internet (not good) and should be able to connect to whatever you want... I'm at a loss here, unfortunately.

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