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AIM Control (BEFSR41)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by oracle32, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. oracle32

    oracle32 Guest

    A friend of mine wants to control his kids AIM access. I have tried blocking port 5190, but aim can use any port (even 80) so that won't work. I haven't found a way to block the url for the login server (login.oscar.aol.com) can anyone help???
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    AIM has the ability to open and use ports other than 5190. I tried blockin that port and the port my daugther set for AIM to use. It can be changed in AIM. I tried blocking the URL by placing the logon.oscar.aol.com in the access restrictions, but that did not work either this feature is nnot available on your router. I tried placing the url in the host file on her computer with the ip address of, but that did not work either. There is software to block AIM, which is designed for schools and businesses, but do you want to paid for it. Try removing the AIM client from her computer and set up a policy that does not allow her to install any software. Make her a user without administrator rights. If there is a firewall software on her computer try to have it block the access AIM uses and make the setting of firewall password protected.

    Some information can be found at: http://www.corecom.com/external/livesecurity/imsec.htm
  3. zoroko

    zoroko Guest

    You dont even have to install aim to use it, you can just goto aol.com and use aim from a web browser. But, blocking that with the hosts file will stop that, but just remember to do that.

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