If only there was an easy way to stop peer to peer traffic...!
You can block well known ports, but that won't stop new applications, or
applications which use random ports.
The most successful methods generally involve classifying the packets at
layer 7 and either dropping or shaping them based on that information.
It's certainly not possible using m0n0wall.
What you can do is create a small pipe and direct all unknown traffic to it,
and another larger pipe and direct all known traffic to it
The built in traffic shaper already builds rules which match all of the
applications you're likely to want to track.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex M [mailto:radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net]
> Sent: 25 January 2007 23:30
> To: Monowall Support List
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Killing all P2P traffic? How?
> Hi ppl!
> I decided that out users do toooooo much illegal downloading (at least
> what I think, ppl cant just download 4.8Gb each day, and that # seams
> to be
> equal to the size of 1 DVD)
> So I'm looking for the way to block traffic from most known P2P
> clients. I
> think this is possible by blocking their ports, but a) I don't know all
> ports b) ppl can change their port #s. So is there any easy way to deal
> it? Maybe through traffic shaper set some how max speed to 1kbps? Also
> we do some blocking per user base?
> Appreciate your suggestions!