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I'm trying to configure my iptables in order to allow Pidgin to use Bonjour protocol, now according to: Bonjour for Windows doesn't work due to firewall settings, I have to allow Multicast DNS / (5353/udp).

[alexus@wcmisdlin02 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Scientific Linux release 6.4 (Carbon)
[alexus@wcmisdlin02 ~]$ uname -a
Linux wcmisdlin02.uftmasterad.org 2.6.32-358.6.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu May 16 11:21:38 CDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[alexus@wcmisdlin02 ~]$ sudo iptables -L | grep mdns
ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW udp dpt:mdns 
[alexus@wcmisdlin02 ~]$ grep '5353/udp' /etc/services 
mdns            5353/udp                # Multicast DNS
[alexus@wcmisdlin02 ~]$ 

I'm still unable to communiate w/ others through Bonjour even though iptables is configured. Any ideas why?

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Have you tried fluxing iptables rules to see if it works better? –  user130370 Dec 4 '13 at 12:26
Bonjour service works fine w/out iptables, but the idea to get it to work w/ iptables –  alexus Dec 5 '13 at 18:25

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