Msn, skype, paltalk cant work if i use catch all



  • hi

    if i use the catch all option, clients arn't able to use msn messanger, skype and paltalk, can any one show me how to create a rule in trafic shaper and what are the ports to be used.

    thank a lot in advance

    hadi57



  • I don't see how this should be related to the catch all rule. The catch all just sends all not by other rules matched traffic to lowest priority but doesn't block it. Also apps like Skype will more or less use random ports and even fall back to port 80 to get out. They are a bit unpredictable when it comes to portmappings.



  • hi again

    thanks for the quick reply man, your right but forgot to mansion that i limit the upload of the p2p to 1kb. and since all uncategorized applications will be considered as p2p, i think msn and  all applications that are not listed will be under p2p rule. sorry for my expression but i am not an expert, just testing what i read.

    hadi57



  • Here is what I do, create and alias called otherhighserv, also create up and down queues for it.  (you can call them whatever you want)  Just make sure you don't go over 100% of your pipe if you are using %'s.  Then add the ports those services use to that alias.  That way as time goes on, you can just throw stuff on the list that you would like to route out a higher priority queue.  This way you won't have to wait for your billion rules to load to add an additional one.  Just make sure and reset that states after you add a port to the alias.



  • hi

    thanks for the reply, well i am not good on creating rule and search for the port of a particular application and inserted into the rule, i dont have patience cause i am a very busy person i guess.  i wish if there is a pattern rule so i can modify it.

    thank you again

    hadi57



  • If you do not yet use the VOIP queue for anything run the wizard, check it and choose something like "Asterisk" in the dropdown. Now all you have to do is create an alias like Justinw said and change the ports in the created voipshaper rule to this alias.


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