Firewall rules with rygel (GNOME Sharing)

I’m trying to use GNOME Sharing (rygel behind the hood) on my local network.

I followed the following github comment for setting up the firewall rules to let rygel access the necessary ports (notably UDP:1900 for UPnP).

The rules are the following:

  networking.firewall.allowedUDPPorts = [ 1900 ];
  networking.firewall.extraPackages = [ pkgs.conntrack_tools ];
  networking.firewall.autoLoadConntrackHelpers = true;
  networking.firewall.extraCommands = ''
    nfct add helper ssdp inet udp
    iptables --verbose -I OUTPUT -t raw -p udp --dport 1900 -j CT --helper ssdp

However, the firewall still blocks some traffic needed by rygel on some dynamic TCP ports. This is an example of what I’m seeing in the syslog:

Feb 02 18:02:30 <computer name> kernel: refused connection: IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=<a mac address> SRC= DST= LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=56112 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=45450 DPT=34765 WINDOW=29200 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0 

This connection request comes from the smart TV I would like to share media with. Unfortunately, I can’t just allow the TCP port 34765 as this is a dynamic port.

This bugreport on the redhat bugtracker suggests to allow all tcp traffic on non root ports, but I’m not sure exactly what that means. Should I add the following line to my config?

networking.firewall.allowedTCPPortRanges = [{ from = 1024; to = 65535; };];

Any ideas on how to config properly the firewall in that case?

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In my case I only had to set the port in $HOME/.config/rygel.conf with


and then set the allowed udp and tcp ports to the port set above (1900 in this case):

  networking.firewall = {
    allowedUDPPorts = [ 1900 ];
    allowedTCPPorts = [ 1900 ];