> How can I block P2P filesharing with m0n0wall? Specifically
> for port 6969.
Fairly simple: Just add a rule to whichever interface you want to block this
port from with source all, source port all, dest. all, dest. port 6969. I
assume you're looking to block connections to BitTorrent trackers? Remember
that not all trackers work on the default port - in fact I've noticed a
tendency in recent months for more and more of them to run on non-standard
ports. This won't help you at all with that.
Wouldn't it be better off to use the traffic shaper rather than blocking the
port entirely? I think the default magic shaper config assigns lowest
priority to ports 6881-6889, the BitTorrent data ports. This sounds
preferable to blocking it completely - contrary to what the RIAA/MPAA might
like to believe, there are actually plenty of legit uses for P2P stuff.
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