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EddyFrost

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I want to block all p2p apps from my home wireless network which has a linksys router. Any suggestions?

Edited by EddyFrost, 10 May 2005 - 10:11 PM.

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Hello EddyFrost,
That will be very difficult -- some P2P applications use random ports, so closing those ports would be virtually impossible. Did you have any particular P2P application in mind, or were you just hoping to block all?
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Hi Dan G

Yes, perticularly Area and Limewire. I am considering simply forwarding any port other than 80 to a non existant internal address of 192.168.1.254
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Hm, I know that Limewire uses random ports, but I'm not sure on the range. Area -- I've never heard of this (unless you made a typo and meant Ares?). If you did mean Ares, then this also uses random ports of a wide range.
Your idea should stop P2P applications, but it might also stop other applications as well.
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Oops, yes I did mean Ares!
The forwarding of all ports other than 80 seems to work OK. I have permitted a few ports that are useful - for RDP and VNC. :tazz:
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