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Dave M
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Message 2363 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 13:36:46 UTC

So do we need to add an iptables rule for port 31416?

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Message 2769 - Posted: 30 Jun 2004, 12:36:32 UTC

Hi,

eh perhaps I'm missing something but why would you need to since all communication is done over http?

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Message 2861 - Posted: 30 Jun 2004, 16:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 2769.

> Hi,
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> eh perhaps I'm missing something but why would you need to since all
> communication is done over http?

His question is right. On Port 31416/TCP listening an daemon, to provide a Interface for other applications like http://www.davidzilch.co.uk/boincgui/

The daemon is listening on all your interfaces. If you dont have an packetfilter,
firewall etc. this port is open to get requests from "all over the world". It could be an security hole. Unfortunately there is no startparameter to bind this daemon on a special interface like localhost.

Benn

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Message 8060 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 22:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 2769.

> eh perhaps I'm missing something but why would you need to since all
> communication is done over http?

This communication is boinc to local (or remote) displaying software (a centralized display of all my boxes sounds cool), not the communication between your boinc client and the boinc server (the WU mothership)...

Mike

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