josh at tcbug.org
Fri Dec 15 07:27:53 PST 2006
On Thursday 14 December 2006 20:25, Baldur Gislason wrote:
> Most of the torrent clients do encrypted sessions nowadays so they
> really are impossible to detect by simply parsing the packets.
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 02:08:41AM +0200, Ivo Vachkov wrote:
> > I'm not familiar with bittorrent protocol but I guess you can
> > always implement simple L7 filter using ipfw rules to divert
> > packets to a custom daemon that can parse the data and drop
> > torrent packets. I did something similar for ICQ several years
> > ago.
> > On 12/14/06, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at flat.berklix.net> wrote:
> > >> Thus you'd still achieve your ideal of
> > >> avoiding spending money rather than your time on it :-)
> > >
> > >Sorry, I wrote that wrongly, I meant:
> > > Thus you'd still spend money & still save spending your own
> > > work time on it.
> > >
> > >--
Probably the simplest pain free solution I can think of is to get a
linksys WRT54G-L and flash it with DD-WRT firmware. Comes with a
nifty drop-down menu in the access control page that allows you to
block things by service. Not entirely sure *how* it works, but it
seems to be very effective at blocking at the application
layer....including bt and even skype.
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