Re: Kazaa & iptables

From: Ole Victor (
Date: 01/12/03

From: "Ole Victor" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 23:29:14 +0100


Thank you everyone for all your advice!

I am reading the Linux Advanced Routing HOWTO, but
it will take some time for me, since I'm not to experienced.

What is "man LART"?

Ole Victor

"Ole Victor" <> skrev i meddelandet
> Hello,
> We have a LAN in our house (30 apts.). The LAN is connected to internet
> through a firewall (iptables).
> The purpose of this is to get a cheap internet connection for all of us
> surfing and emailing, but not
> for setting up public servers.
> I therefore block everything incomming but established connections.
> Now it turns out that someone continuosly sends a lot of data out from our
> network. My switch
> tells me he/she sends much more than receiving. I suspect that Kazaa or
> something simular is running
> on that machine. It is annoying because we have an ADSL 2Mbit/512Kbit,
> for primarily
> incomming traffic.
> Questions:
> 1. Is it possible to run Kazaa-like p2p communications though I have
> all incomming but established?
> 2. Is it possible for me to stop Kazaa-like communication (outgoing) with
> iptables?
> 2. Can I instead of stopping it completely, restrict outgoing bandwidth
> this kind of activity?
> I would be greatful for all advice.
> Sincerely,
> Ole Victor