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Unblocking port 2869 for SSDP event notification, is this wise?

Hello,

I recently purchased a new router. Its log has been filling up (100's a day) with the same message "Month DD HH:MM:SS miniupnpd[722]: upnp_event_process_notify: connect(192.168.1.233:2869): Connection timed out". I discovered that this means my main computer (ip 192.168.1.233) has been blocking port 2869 for SSDP event notification. I assume (bad thing on my part) that it's Norton Security that's doing this. I would like to discover why and if it would be wise to open port 2869 for SSDP event notification. My previous router never had these messages in its log. I am just curious. Thank you for any responses.

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Re: Unblocking port 2869 for SSDP event notification, is this wise?

If you have printer and file sharing disabled, Norton will generally block SSDP connections.  Norton allows these connections when you have sharing set up on your network.  UPnP and SSDP help devices on your network find each other.  If you aren't sharing data among devices on your network there is no need to allow your PC to respond to these shout outs from the router.  In fact, it is actually safer to turn off UPnP in the router altogether if it is not needed, which should also stop these log entries.

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Re: Unblocking port 2869 for SSDP event notification, is this wise?

Hello SendOfJive,

'Thank you for explaining that. Have a good one.

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