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Killing dedicated servers

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Ok, so before I start state my problem I would just like to say that I do like to play LAN games. However, being that it is a schools computer network and they are playing games across the network. So are you ready here we go;

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During class the students are playing games out on the network. The traffic from that they are causing from this dedicated server is killing the switches in most class rooms. I need to make sure that I can find out when they are playing games on the network so that I don't have to walk into the room. The last and final step of this problem is that fact that they are booting the games off of thumb drives. However, most of the computers no longer have floppy drives or cd drives just USB. So ithe only thing they can save to is the USB when they need to save files.

Any help with this issue would be awesome!


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you should be able to block the ports used by the games on your network with the windows firewall or if you've got an after market firewall software you could use that as well....and make sure the student's accounts don't have access to the firewall controls...

i don't know what switching technology you're using but some newer smarter switches can do port blocking as well based on protocol and port#
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