[BitTorrent] UPnP, NATs, and P2P
Olaf van der Spek
OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Feb 14 10:33:30 EST 2005
Bill Cox wrote:
>>>I suspect that this situation will continue unless there's some new
>>>solution for NAT enabled gateways that can block unauthorized incoming
>>>connections yet allow legitimate ones through. But how can a router
>>>know the difference?
> Authentication would be good. How does a LinkSys style gateway do it
> without requiring a user to configure it?
I'm not sure if UPnP supports authentication.
But IMO a stateful router is not the answer to network security.
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