Feature Request: UPnP usage summary

UPnP is an extremely convenient solution, and its one I'm willing to live with for its convenience.  However, having insight into exactly what has been opened, and by which device on your network, would be extremely useful.  Many devices you purchase use UPnP without declaring they do, or they come configured to use UPnP by default... requiring a user to disable the feature if not required in their environment.  Many owners are unaware that their devices are potentially opening exploitable holes into their network... and would disable UPnP for those devices if they were.

It would be very useful if the eero app could indicate what UPnP access is currently exposed, and the device responsible for that access.  It would be even better if eero would give the user a way to deny UPnP requests at a device level, in order to blacklist a particular device from opening up external access.

As an example, I have a number of IP cameras running on my network.  I made a point of reconfiguring them to not use UPnP (their out of the box config enables UPnP!), but there may be other devices on my network that are using UPnP without my knowledge.  Insight into this would be great.

Without this, the best I can do is research each device, or use external pen-testing / UDP and TCP port scanning tools to periodically check to see if my external IP is accepting connections on any ports/protocols I'm unaware of.  Even with that, it may be difficult to identify what's responsible in my network.

 

Thanks!

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  • Hi  perplexed

    Thanks for the feedback! We definitely recognize the importance of UPnP information on the network being surfaced. While we don't have any plans or a timeline to share at this time, it is a feature we hope to add in the future.

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  • This is a great idea and would love to see this added in the future.

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