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    open port, firewall, networking issues?

    Hey guys,

    This is an extended post from another forum board for VLC. In a nutshell, I'm trying to stream a video by RTP ( ), and connect to that stream from another computer/network. The problem is that nothing is coming through, and the guys on VLC are suggesting it may be a network/firewall issue.

    When the stream is running, if I call `netstat -nu` I see the following,
    Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State      
    udp        0      0 <my IP>:42455          ESTABLISHED
    udp        0      0 <my IP>:42456          ESTABLISHED
    udp6       0      0 ::1:59525        ::1:59525               ESTABLISHED

    To me it looks like port 5004 is open just fine, I have no idea what 5005 is for but its clearly related to VLC's stream. I'm not entirely sure why the state is ESTABLISHED rather than LISTENING. But more importantly, I can't understand why the VLC client on another computer/network is unable to connect to this. Any ideas? Tips? Suggestions? Advice? All of which are very appreciated Thanks
    Last edited by JBudOne; January 7th, 2013 at 01:54 AM. Reason: fixed a very nooby url mistake

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