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Blocking Skype Supernode on a Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Bill_S, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Bill_S

    Bill_S Network Guru Member

    Can anyone tell me if there is a script someone has written for Tomato to stop or block Skype’s Supernode from being used on a network but still allow users to use Skype?

    Do to my location, I have a lot of guests and they bring their own laptops, iPads, iPhones and other network devices that use Skype. I want them to be able to use Skype but I don’t want Skype using my bandwidth when they are not involved in a call. So I was hoping that some type of script could be installed on my WRT54GL router running the stock version of Tomato 1.28 to block Skype from using me as a supernode. I know there is a way of disabling supernode on individual PC’s but I don’t want to mess with someone else’s device so I though blocking supernode on the router would be the best way.

    Any idea’s?
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Quoting from http://www.skype.com/security/universities/
    According to this, you shouldn't need to worry if you are behind a NAT router.
  3. aa80ff9e08

    aa80ff9e08 Serious Server Member

    Sorry for digging a year old thread, but Google Search lead me here.

    I would just like to add that I'm behind NAT and skype sets me as SuperNode even without any portforwarding.
    Usual speed for me counts download/upload around 40KByte/s.
  4. maurer

    maurer LI Guru Member

    maybe you have upnp enabled and skype opens a port

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