UPnP support, bandwidth limit and traffic shapping

  • Hello,

    I have some questions about UPnP and the traffic shapper:

    • Suppose that I specified a queue to UPnP and a VoIP app is using UPnP support, will the packets go to UPnP queue or VoIP queue (created by traffic shapper wizards) ?

    • Where is the UPnP rule ? I didn't find it in Firewall rule

    • Is there a way to monitor UPnP bandwidth usage ?

    • Do I have to add some static rules to get full UPnP support ?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    UPnP traffic will go into the queue given on the UPnP configuration screen. If it's VOIP traffic or bittorrent traffic, it doesn't matter, it all goes into the queue you give for use by UPnP.

    The UPnP rules are inserted dynamically and won't show up in the GUI. They are not permanent; the rules come and go. If you really want to view them, go to Diagnostics > Command and run:

    pfctl -vvsn -a miniupnpd

    UPnP traffic is not monitored specifically, as there really isn't a good way to track it. You can get a byte count out of the command above, but that would only track incoming packets, not outgoing.

    You don't need to add anything to let UPnP work, just enable it, and it should take care of the rest.

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