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I'm watching online TV with VLC and Does anybody know which ports and protocol must be enabled in my firewall settings? I've been searching on the videolan website, unsuccessfully so far.

Thanks in advance.

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the link provided is DEAD – Ringtail Oct 10 '12 at 4:17
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I don't know, but you can install firestarter, where you can disable firewall or see active connections. It's not best firewall manager, but it's easiest way to see active connections. After installing (most options are OK by default, you will see window look similar to this:

Firestarter window

Click on Active connections, and you will see connection name, destination, description and port.

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This doesn;t really answer the question. If you added how to use Firestarter's logs to determine what ports must be opened, that would be better. – hexafraction Sep 19 '12 at 21:34
Did I miss off something? I was stuck in the chapter where "Firestarter is deprecated" and all my answers referring to Firestarter were downvoted. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Sep 19 '12 at 21:56
Yes, I know that it is deprecated, but I don't know about any other way to answer this question without using terminal. – kubahaha Sep 19 '12 at 22:04
I don't mind using the command line. – Manu TM Sep 20 '12 at 9:24
@kubahaha : I installed Firestarter and was able to see outboung traffic (RTSP protcol) which VLC was sending to one host. I then added a rule to allow inbound traffic from this host and it worked fine (although I had to use port range instead of port 554, so I still must have missed something.) Thanks! – Manu TM Sep 20 '12 at 11:05

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