Blocking Skype

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dwibbly, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Dwibbly

    Dwibbly Network Guru Member


    I'm using Tomato 1.06 at present and works well.

    In access restrictions if I used skypetoskype and skype out will that totally block Skype? And does it cause the connection to slow down doing this?

  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    i just tried such a rule and the behavior skype shows is quite odd.

    at first, it connects as usual, doesn't show anyone as online however. after about half a minute, i get to see a contact as online and shortly after that, i get disconnected from the skype server.

    skype is known to tunnel a lot, so it's basically able to connect through a lot of firewalls and common routers, but it seems to not really work with access restrictions imposed by tomato.

    so basically: yes, it works. and no, it does not slow down your connection. why would it?
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