RE: blocking p2p traffic

From: Zach Forsyth (
Date: 03/04/04

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    To: "Deshpande, Yashodhan" <>, <>
    Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 09:19:23 +1100

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Deshpande, Yashodhan []
    > Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2004 11:24 AM
    > Hi,
    > Any information regarding IDS/IPS software available
    > which blocks p2p traffic? Or in general any information
    > regarding how to identify p2p application is running and may
    > be configure firewall to block such traffic. In general it is
    > observed that such applications do not work on = single port
    > and do port hopping. How to block them?
    > Any inputs on the same would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Yashodhan


    Surfcontrol has a product which can filter and block:

    Public IM Protocols
       AOL Instant Messenger
       MSN Messenger
       Yahoo Messenger

       Gnutella Network (Morpheus, BearShare, Phex, Gnucleus, LimeWire,
       FastTrack Network (Grokster and Kazaa)

    Not sure if it is what you are really looking for, but I would
    definitely go and read up on it.
    You can probably download a 30 day trial as well.
    I have not used this product apart from lab testing, but I have had
    great success with their email and web filtering products.

    More info here:



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