Re: Block MSN Messenger by router rules (Netgear DG834)
From: Moe Trin (ibuprofin_at_painkiller.example.tld)
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:10:30 -0600
Please pull your head out of your ass and learn to trim your posts.
There is no need to quote 80+ lines of stuff you are not addressing.
In article <AN2dncJ58PR7_pbfRVnemail@example.com>, Charles Newman wrote:
> However, port 80 is the problem here. You
>cannot block port 80, without blocking all
>Web access. The makers of the Messenger
>services, along with P2P companies know this,
>and they designed their software to make most
>attempts to block it fail.
Charles, you are sounding exactly like the fool with the all powerful (and
fake) figure skating service.
>My so-called "toy firewall" can block things
>that hardware appliances cannot block. Call it
>a toy if you like, buy my setup can block
>MSN, Yahoo, and AOL messenger services,
Just because you don't know how to configure a piece of hardware doesn't
mean no one else in the world can't do the job using a tenth of their brain.
You are also totally clueless about how firewalls work, mainly because
you have never been able to learn anything about how the Internet actually
works. You really should take a class or two - or even just buy a book on
the subject - Stevens 'TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1' (Addison Wesley, ISBN
0-201-63346-9) would be a good start. Notice that you should NOT try to
read Zwicky's "Building Internet Firewalls" until you get the basic network
concepts into your head.
>If more people adopted the type
>of system I have, it would put companies
>like Netgear, Cisco and other makers of
>hardware appliances out of business.
This also proves you know nothing about networks. You have ZERO knowledge
of their product lines, and you probably haven't even heard who their
primary competitors are.