Re: How to block RealPlayer ??

From: Doz (
Date: 02/03/04

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 11:01:45 -0000

I like the Linux idea best... :-)

"NeoSadist" <> wrote in message
> Doz wrote:
> > How can I block realplayer use on your network ??
> >
> > I use a speedtouch 510 pro and I'm able to use the firewall bit... but
> > which ports to block?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Doz
> I'm assuming your network is windows-based clients.
> 1) Develop a policy where an employee who installs any unathorized
> or any software without asking your permission first, gets fined.
> 2) Use a windows version where the average joe can't just install things
> (i.e. don't use win95/98/me, use win2k or winNT).
> 3) If necessary, find the ports that realplayer uses as a default, and
> those outright in the firewall. Also, do a google for "download
> realplayer" or something, and block web access to the specific sites that
> they can obtain it at (as much as possible).
> 4) Review the logs of all client machines daily (using some sort of
> automation so that you don't go insane), checking for such entries.
> 5) Once a day, make it a point to randomly log into a client remotely and
> check what software is installed on it.
> 6) Develop a computer use policy where the user becomes legally liable for
> their computer. That way if you can prove they were being either
> or intentionally doing improper things, fine them. Make THEM pay for the
> repairs :)
> 7) Use Linux, so that your users are totally clueless, and have no
> way of installing anything :)
> --
> The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper
> -- Thomas Jefferson

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