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Blocking Paltalk IM client

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by peter_m, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. peter_m

    peter_m Addicted to LI Member

    Blocking Paltalk IM client?

    Hello everyone,

    just wondering if anyone knows how to block Paltalk chat/IM client from the WRT54GL/tomato router? They also have new we based client. Anyway i can block it as well?

    If it's too obscure of a client, can I instead block all ports except for 80 & 22243 on a particular PC/mac address?

    Peter
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    IN UDP 2090 [voice]
    IN UDP 2091 [control stream]

    Blocking these two ports should stop it working. The other ports used by Paltalk are listed below.

    IN TCP 2090 [file transfer]
    IN TCP 2091 [video listening]
    IN TCP 2095 [file transfer- older versions]
    OUT TCP 5001 - 50015 [text messaging]
    OUT TCP 8200 - 8700 [Firewall / network mode group voice]
    OUT UDP 8200 - 8700 [Firewall / network mode group voice]
    OUT UDP 1025 - 2500 [outbound voice & control stream (user configurable)]

    To block, you could set up a class for paltalk, say E. Outgoing rate/limit to none/none and incoming limit to 1.
     
  3. peter_m

    peter_m Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you Toastman,
    Instead of using QOS, can I just create an access restriction like in this image?

    Would try & test it myself but I only have Apple PCs at this time. Paltalk only makes a Windows version.

    Peter
     

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  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You can try it - the L7 filters are notorious for not actually working, but perhaps this one will? But the ports restrictions are usually safer - at least you know what they are supposed to be doing!
     

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