Lighthouse is a dynamic port forwarding utility, allowing you to enable and disable port forwardings with just a single click. Both NAT/PMP (Apple Airport base stations) and UPnP (D-Link, Linksys, Netgear) protocols are supported.
Port forwardings are frequently necessary for tools such as instant messengers, file-sharing utilities and other networked applications that are run from behind a NAT gateway (read: a home network router). Being able to dynamically manage your port forwardings saves you from all the hassles of having to deal with cumbersome static forwardings.
Start and stop port forwardings with a single click
Lives in your menu bar - always easily accessible
Automatically start port forwardings when applications are launched
Automatically start Lighthouse when you log into MacOS X
Supports NAT/PMP routers (such as Apple Airport base stations)
Supports UPnP routers (such as D-Link, Linksys or Netgear branded routers)
Support for Growl notifications
Comes with pre-made port mapping profiles for popular applications
December 11, 2007
Version: Lighthouse 1.2.3
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Well lately using leopard azureus has been giving me plenty of kernel panics and I never could get any speed out of transmission due to my ports always being stealth or blocked even when I forwarded the ports. Then when I was reading some forums I stumbled across this, downloaded it, and now transmission downloads just as fast as azureus if not faster, my ram isn't being used as much and no more kernel panics. plus the port is always open. I give this a 5 out of 5 stars.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Very useful. Works flawlessly. I just updated on a remote mac using Desktop Transporter, I thought I may loose the connection but it worked perfectly.
December 08, 2006
Version: Lighthouse 1.0.3
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. OK... IÃ¢??ve got to give this app a five star rating. It didnÃ¢??t work at first with my router, but I wanted it to work desperately. The developer was very responsive throughout, and together we were able to track down the problem. IÃ¢??m a happy user now. Lighthouse is fantastic and, like Little Snitch, a must have for anybody who is accessing the Internet through a router. Strongly recommended!
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Due to a failure of our storage system, some users were accidentally served an old pre-release build instead of proper 1.2.6 yesterday. 1.2.7 is released to make sure that everyone indeed downloaded the correct version.