Does Tomato allow "Subnet Directed Boradcasts" (from WOL client software over internet) ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by quinezhu, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    I cought remotely logon the SSH of Tomato and then type "ether-wake MAC addr" to wake-up the computer on LAN, or logon the web GUI of Tomato and then wake-up in WOL page.

    Now I want somebody without the permission of the SSH or the web GUI of Tomato to wake-up my specified computer on LAN via WOL client software like Magic Packet Utility. I've tested it OK over LAN but failed over internet.
    When I set as above in Port Forwarding page the Tomato echos invalid IP address. Then I try to add a firewall rule for my vpn client (tun mode) as follows
    iptables -A FORWARD -i tun+ -s -d -p udp --dport 2304 -j ACCEPT
    # Magic Packet Utility uses port 2304
    It doesn't work either. And this firewall rule will be disappeared automatically after a while. :frown:

    From google
    After checked "allow multicast" in Firewall page of Tomato it still doesn't work. Does Tomato allow "Subnet Directed Boradcasts" ?
  2. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    It seems that Tomato doesn't allow "Subnet Directed Boradcasts" on default so is invalid in port forwarding.
    There is a solution in which the subnet is used to narrow the LAN range. Then the broadcast addr of is valid in port forwarding.

    But I found a better solution for Tomato firmware
    I just try it and it works. :)
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