Using REAIM with pfsense



  • I need to use REAIM in pfsense, someone know how I can do This ?

    many thanks



  • pfSense is a firewall.  From my quick googling this appears to be a instant messaging client?



  • "ReAIM is a compact transparent proxy designed to be run on or behind a Linux IPTables based firewall. When run behind a simple address-translating firewall, the current AIM client software does not allow direct-connections between users to work. AIM requires direct-connections for file and image transfers.

    This proxy is designed to transparently intercept AIM client messages and pass them through a configurable filter/rewrite chain. This allows selective modification of the source address provided in direct-connection setup packets, and so remote users can be told to use the global internet routable address, rather than the actual IP address of the client on the local network."

    http://www.reaim.org/

    Basically if your in an apartment building which everyone is using the same connection and everyone has non-routable addresses and more than one person wants to use the direct-connect functionality aim gets a little confused and this allows for changing of the ip address when direct-connect sessions are established from the buitlin provided local address to the outside ip address.



  • This appears to be linux specific?  If so, this will not work on pfSense.



  • so many thanks for replys, here I am planning to using pfsense to distributing internet connection in a building, i need firewall and trafic shaper
    (is important have traffic shaper to control p2p connection), the reaim is a solution to enable sound conversation in msn messenger, or I am
    wrong ?



  • @calvin:

    so many thanks for replys, here I am planning to using pfsense to distributing internet connection in a building, i need firewall and trafic shaper
    (is important have traffic shaper to control p2p connection), the reaim is a solution to enable sound conversation in msn messenger, or I am
    wrong ?

    You are most likely correct but this is a linux specific program.  pfSense is not linux.


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