Newbie question on how to block p2p

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by elvineet, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. elvineet

    elvineet Guest

    Hi everyone...I ran into this site while googling for help.....

    Here's the way my network is set up right now....

    Internet from Comcast > Linksys WRT54G > Two Dlink DI-524 routers

    I have a person on the network who has nothing better to do than get on Limewire and download huge files 24/7 thus slowing down everyone else's browsing speeds. I am running but the QoS and the service blocking seem to not do anything at all. I'm afraid I'm not configuring them right. Even after enabling them both and using ports 6346 and 6347 to block LImewire, there seems to be no problem for Limewire to connect and download files.

    I am a newbie to hacked firmware so please don't use advanced lingo. Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. dpbklyn

    dpbklyn LI Guru Member


    Has this been answered? I have some folks at one of my clients offices who are killing us with P2P sharing (mostly Limewire) I would love to block these apps.


    Thank you in advance.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The easiest way is to use a proxy server, but if the platform is not already present it will be rather pricey. The second best in my opinion, is to get management involved and have them institute an IT Security policy that will not allow p2p programs on work machines (it is a network security issue). Then remove all apps, educate the users and take further measures as needed. If you dont want to go that route, get a packet sniffer and monitor the machine using p2p and then cut them off, when they cant do there jobs someone will eventually start to ask why Joey cant get his work done, and if the boss at all cares something will get done. Then again if its the boss.......
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