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iChat AV through a firewall
Authored by: spullara on Jun 24, '03 03:58:23PM

My experience is that both machines can be behind a firewall as long as they have automatic reverse UDP forwarding enabled so that outgoing UDP messages open up an incoming port to the computer beginning the session. This typically does not work behind corporate firewalls though and you'll have better luck with a home router.



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iChat AV through a firewall
Authored by: Brad Puett on Jun 25, '03 01:14:18PM

Could you (or someone) go into a little more detail about this ("automatic reverse UDP forwarding enabled"), maybe even with some examples?

If you need to use a specific router in the examples, perhaps the LinkSys BEFSR41 4 port router would be a good choice ...

OR if you can point me (us) to other web links that explain this in detail, I (we) would really appreciate it!

(I have a lot of experience with Macs and Unix, but not with Routers =:^0 )



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