[asterisk-dev] Adding netfilter NATting/ALG support to chan_rtp

Johansson Olle E oej at edvina.net
Thu Nov 6 14:49:42 CST 2008

6 nov 2008 kl. 21.20 skrev BJ Weschke:

> Johansson Olle E wrote:
>> 6 nov 2008 kl. 21.01 skrev Tzafrir Cohen:
>>> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 10:20:19AM -0800, Philip Prindeville wrote:
>>>> Regarding my bug:
>>>> http://bugs.digium.com/view.php?id=13833
>>>> I just joined the mailing list, so if there's been any discussion
>>>> on how
>>>> to go about this, can someone bounce me a copy of the thread?
>>>> Anyone put any thoughts into it?
>> In the discussions that I had with John at Astridevcon, we where
>> discussing
>> a generic interface to iptables/ipfw/pf through shell scripts. Might
>> be a way to
>> avoid licensing issues with iptables/netfilter.
>> I would recommend reading the doc John refers to in the bug report.
>>>> I'm not sure what the licensing difficulties are with netfilter.
>>>> Qwell:  can you explain that please?
>>> Any hope for this to run with Asterisk that does not run as root?
>> I don't think you can be allowed to modify firewall configs without
>> being root or having
>> root privileges somehow.
> I haven't personally looked at the bug yet on the tracker, but I  
> would think a layer of abstraction would be desirable here so you  
> could do the shell scripts or you could signal a filtering device in  
> front of the host itself (so you could run Asterisk not as 'root'  
> but still afford the same level of protection as what we're talking  
> about here). There was a hardware vendor who used to do this with  
> Asterisk, but they've since gone out of business and the demo unit I  
> bought from them is now a paperweight.
Go to the bugtracker, follow John's reference and check his document.  
You will be surprised. And hopefully filled with lust to code.


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