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Please assist with Access Restriction to block AIM

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by xtacydima, May 6, 2011.

  1. xtacydima

    xtacydima LI Guru Member

    Hi all, I thought this would be fairly straight forward, so I wanted to block chat (aim & msn messenger) on a Layer 7 level for certain PC's. I thought that by blocking it in such a manner that the router would block the protocol, hence I would not have to worry about blocking ports (ie: 8190-819x, or specified ports users can override within the aim client software).

    I tried doing so by selecting IPP2P and choosing aim from the Layer 7 drop down list. Obviously I put everyday/all day and specified the PC's by their static assigned addresses. All of this seemed pretty much straight forward, except it didn't work.

    I have an older version of aim client I installed, and sure enough I can log into chat with a temp username that I created. (not aim express, actual aim client).

    So, am I doing something wrong? Is the function broken?

    Any advice is appreciated!!! :)
     
  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    I don't have any AIM clients so I can't help that way.

    I'd suggest running something like wireshark and looking at the traffic to see how the data is being transferred. That will be a good starting point.
     
  3. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    Because layer 7 bocking can't work as well as you want. It is not perfect.
     

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