Solved Question about linux-igd.

June 1, 2011 at 09:45:20
Specs: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
I had a question about Linux-Igd and was wondering if someone could answer it for me. From what I understand, Linux-Igd is used to emulate Window's ICS feature, as I have it installed in Ubuntu. However, I'm concerned about potential security issues with using it, do I have anything to worry about while using it?.. I know the risks of UPnP on Windows machines, but not on Ubuntu machines.

I have an Xbox 360 and connect to it via Ethernet, where I usually have to go into the terminal and do sudo "upnpd wlan0 eth0", and that's the only time I ever really use it. Or, would one recommend uninstalling linux-igd and seeing if there was another work around?.. (I'm only using it to fix a strict NAT issue).

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June 3, 2011 at 12:28:32
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....

In the above thread they suggest configuring IPTABLES ! see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/I...



#1
June 1, 2011 at 12:54:50
There is no computer connected to the internet that is secure so it would be a relative issue.

I haven't use that but it looks like it would fix floating ports issues.

Not sure I believe upnp is as bad as claimed. One can usually config it to report when it takes actions.

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June 1, 2011 at 13:34:23
Thanks for the reply. Would you happen to know off hand the command to do that?.

My whole set up for my 360 is pretty much the Ethernet cable connects to the Xbox and then to the Ethernet port on my Laptop, and then I go into the network manager and click "Shared to other computers" for the Eth0 connection. I do have UFW installed, and I'm behind a Belkin router (at home I'm through a Verizon router of some kind--FIOs).

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June 1, 2011 at 19:42:30
If you are behind a router then why do you need ics? Is the isp connection via the linux computer?

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June 1, 2011 at 22:03:22
Yes, it's a wireless router. I'm using ICS in Ubuntu because of the way I'm hooking my Xbox up and I don't have a wireless adapter for the Xbox, so I read using ICS and hooking the 360 up to my laptop via my Ethernet cable was the next best option.

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June 2, 2011 at 00:55:45
Have you tried a wireless game adapter or a access point in bridge mode.

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June 2, 2011 at 11:29:25
I have not tried a wireless game adapter, or bridging the LAN/Wlan0 connections. However, it could be worth a shot, I'm only have the strict NAT issue with Ubuntu, on Windows 7 when using ICS, everything is fine.

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June 2, 2011 at 16:54:21
Actually, I had a quick question that just dawned on me. Would bridging the two connections instead of using an ICS daemon (linux-igd) be safer in terms of security?. I believe starting in 9.04 > in Ubuntu you can bridge connections via the network manager, at least that's what I've heard.

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June 3, 2011 at 12:28:32
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....

In the above thread they suggest configuring IPTABLES ! see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/I...


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