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 From:  Mark Ryan <markryan at cfl dot rr dot com>
 To:  Alex M <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 Cc:  Monowall Support List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Killing all P2P traffic? How?
 Date:  Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:47:10 -0500
Alex M wrote:
> As to user education, well that would work in corp environment but in our
> residential setup its kinda hard to tell HS kids not to download movies
> Or maybe u got some good persuasive methods?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Bagnall [mailto:m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:07 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Killing all P2P traffic? How?
>> I decided that out users do toooooo much illegal downloading (at
>> least that what I think, ppl cant just download 4.8Gb each day, and
>> that # seams to be equal to the size of 1 DVD)
>> Appreciate your suggestions!
> I must say I think user education is probably the best route here. Port
> blocking approaches will only be partially succesful as more and more P2P
> applications these days are using random ports.
> Regards,
> Chris
Instead of stopping it all together, why not try to control it better.  
You could classify all legitamate traffic (80, small packets, ACKs, 
email, etc) as high priority....and then limit the rest to a much slower 
limit.  They will get frustrated with slow p2p and hopefully quit using it.