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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkIT dot com dot au>
 To:  "Michel Servaes" <michel at mcmc dot be>, "monowall" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] limit or cripple limewire effectively
 Date:  Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:02:44 +1000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michel Servaes [mailto:michel at mcmc dot be]
> Sent: Tuesday, 9 September 2008 7:03 AM
> This question has been asked before I guess, but I cannot find the
> right answer anymore...
> Would it be possible to limit te speed of limewire (or maybe even
> cripple it), without compromising any other HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP/POP3
> traffic? (using monowall, that is).
> I am sharing my internet (using monowall, and using two different AP -
> the VLAN thing isn't really working yet), and want to share the
> internet
> for regular traffic... but I somehow want to cripple Limewire (a
> lot)...
> any good suggestions are welcome...
> I am going to install Limewire on a virtualbox machine, to test this
> out
> - but I suspect keeping limewire out of your network is practically
> impossible, not ?
> Any suggestions to make this work, greatly appreciated
> kind regards,
> Michel

Hi Michel,

This is where an application layer proxy is extremely useful.  m0n0wall
unfortunately doesn't have one in its arsenal (ISA/FTMG does - and they
work extremely well, however that's not in the scenario here).
http://l7-filter.sourceforge.net/ is available for Linux, I don't know
of this or something else is available for OpenBSD.




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