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Using squid, I've blocked/regulated successfully gmail talk for users in gmail.com. But still dealing with chat in users under google apps Standard.

any ideas? thanks in advance

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Just a tip, but you'll want to address Google Chat in iGoogle, too. Google Chat is blocked in Gmail here, but the work around is to use iGoogle. :) –  Aaron Copley Oct 21 '10 at 18:44
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You may need to change the links that your blogging to be _tcp.yourdomain.com. Or perhaps in your case a wildcard.

From: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34143

Note: When updating your SRV records with the following information, make sure to replace gmail.com with your domain. However, don't replace google.com.

_xmpp-server._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 5 0 5269 xmpp-server.l.google.com.
_xmpp-server._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server1.l.google.com.
_xmpp-server._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server2.l.google.com.
_xmpp-server._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server3.l.google.com.
_xmpp-server._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server4.l.google.com.
_jabber._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 5 0 5269 xmpp-server.l.google.com.
_jabber._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server1.l.google.com.
_jabber._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server2.l.google.com.
_jabber._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server3.l.google.com.
_jabber._tcp.gmail.com. IN SRV 20 0 5269 xmpp-server4.l.google.com.

If you require assistance making these changes in your domain host account, we suggest contacting your domain host. Since each domain host has different DNS instructions, Google does not provide support for SRV records. Not all domain hosts offer SRV record modification.

Once you have this information, you can block sites that match a certain pattern in squid

edit: /etc/squid/squid.conf

add the following lines to Access Controls:

acl blockregexurl url_regex -i xmpp
http_access deny blockregexurl

Source:http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-deny-access-users-to-particular-websites/

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I'm using everydns.com as NS (till not allowing SRV mngmnt). I only have available ipchains and squid... a box SuSE (using SuSEfirewall2) –  bpablov Oct 22 '10 at 13:33
    
I think the information posted above should give you some insight about what you should block. For instance: cyberciti.biz/faq/how-deny-access-users-to-particular-websites for example: acl blockregexurl url_regex -i xmpp http_access deny blockregexurl –  SLY Oct 22 '10 at 19:25
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