[tor-qa] Experimental 3.5.2 bundles with tor-fw-helper (automatic port forwarding)

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Sun Feb 9 16:55:36 UTC 2014

Please test these experimental bundles that have tor-fw-helper included.
You may know that flash proxy requires people to set up port forwarding
tor-fw-helper is a tool that uses UPnP or NAT-PMP to forward a port
automatically. I'm interested in finding out how likely it is to work.


The bundles are configured to run flash proxy and tor-fw-helper. You
just have to click "Connect" and wait up to 60 seconds. You don't have
to do any special tests; just see whether it bootstraps or not.

If you want to see more of what's going on, look at the file
flashproxy-client.log that will be created inside the bundle. When
tor-fw-helper fails, it looks like this:

2014-02-09 01:15:52 Running port forwarding command: ./tor-fw-helper -p 49334:49334
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: tor-fw-helper tcp-forward 49334 49334 FAIL All port forwarding backends (natpmp) failed.
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: E: upnpDiscover returned: NULL
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: V: natpmp initialized...
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: tor-fw-helper: 1 NAT traversal helper(s) loaded
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: E: readnatpmpresponseorretry failed -7
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: E: errno=61 'Connection refused'
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: E: NAT-PMP It appears that something went wrong: -7
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper: tor-fw-helper: tor_fw_add_port backend natpmp returned: -7
2014-02-09 01:16:00 tor-fw-helper exited with status 1.

This is the branch from which the bundles are built. The second link
shows what's different in the branch relative to the TBB 3.5.2 release.


David Fifield

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