Block P2p?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dragon2611, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Dragon2611

    Dragon2611 LI Guru Member

    Can the firewall on Tomato be used to Block p2p programs such as Limewire?

    Blocking the Ports probably won't help as its pretty simple to change the ports in Limewire and there are some ports I can't block without disabling the internet completely (E.g port 80)

    My current router (Speedtouch 585v6) can block ports but I actually want to block by traffic type... Was thinking of getting a Wrt54GL and sticking tomato on it then switching the speedtouch to act as the DSL modem only and let the WRT54GL do the routing/firewall.
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    you can do that with "access restrictions" ->
    There you have the possibility to filter by IPP2P or L7. I think thats what you're looking for.

  3. Dragon2611

    Dragon2611 LI Guru Member

    Thanks, is the Wrt54GL the router of choice for Tomato or should I be looking for something else?

    I have 24Mbit ADSL2+ will the WRT54Gl running tomato have problems with that level of thoughput... should I be looking a different router.

    Doesn't matter that it doesn't have a DSL modem built in since the Speedtouch 585 I have can be the modem if required.

    Although if there is a better choice of router i'd like to know (P.s if it's got a built-in DSL modem it would need to support ADSL2+ annex M)
  4. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    For my opinion, stay with your WRT54GL :wink:

  5. Dragon2611

    Dragon2611 LI Guru Member

    Just another question... Can I get away with Leaving UPNP on (makes it easier as we have 2 xbox 360's) or will that open-up ports I'm trying to block..

    What I want to know is what happens if say I have a firewall rule saying Deny port 3027 (for agurments sake) but then something tries to forward 3027 via UPNP?

    Will the port actually get forwarded to the machine that asked for it or Is tomato clever enough to know threes a manually firewall rule in place blocking that particular port and therefore will block the port regardless of what UPNP is trying to do.
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