Re: route on which port

From: Eirik Seim (
Date: 04/18/02

From: (Eirik Seim)
Date: 18 Apr 2002 21:14:25 GMT

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:01:43 +0200, Wolfgang Kueter wrote:
> Eirik Seim wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:31:06 +0200, Bafi wrote:
> >> After starting iptables route can't get name of router. WHich port
> >> should I open to allow routed?
> > routed uses RIP, try allowing port 520/udp.
> Oooops, Eirik, this looks more like a DNS problem to me. Might be
> neccessary to allow DNS traffic in the INPIT and OUTPUT chain to/from
> the DNS server.

Ehrm.. eh.. well. Looks like he kind of asks for two things, and I only
see the last part, totally ignoring everything else. Must be something I ate.
Thanks for correcting :)

> Besides that running routed on a firewall/packet-filter
> usually is not a very good idea.

It certainly isn't. It looked to me as if he needed to _pass_ RIP packets,
not to have routed running on the firewall..

> iptables -nL should display the loaded ruleset and help debugging this.

And if the default policy is block, there should probably be a rule that
opens up port 53/udp.

- Eirik

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