Sunday, January 08, 2006

Port Forwarding

Someone should write a library that can automatically configure popular routers to forward ports. The user would enter their router login information, and the library would configure the router (Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, Airport, etc.) via the web-based admin interface. Actually, router manufactures should standardize on this (i.e. some sort of common REST interface). This could make P2P clients like Bittorrent a lot more accessible. Update: I guess this is UPnP territory.


Blogger James said...

Try Most popular routers are on there, with instructions for most popular apps that need port forwarding.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I don't have a problem forwarding ports. My point is there's no reason for users to have to do it manually.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Jaypoc said...

I bilieve that's what Port Magic (bundled with AOL) is supposed to do. I found a link you can download it from ( but the company, Pure Networks doesn't support it anymore.

7:20 PM  

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