I am using linux (RHEL 5) server with few windows xp client machines ,
I would like to block torrent downloads at clients,
I am using squid 2.6 stable.
- How can i do this by squid ?
- Is there any other options for to do this ?
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You can define a blacklist for different files. All you have to do is blacklist .torrent files.
But in reality you should have a decent firewall capable of blocking Bit Torrent ports... Any firewall will do this with a bit of configuration and tweaking.
If you really don't want a firewall, you could always use an IDS such as Snort to watch the traffic and notify you of any BT traffic.
If you want to block the torrent from being downloaded, then the following step should be performed:
#http_access deny CONNECT !SSL_ports
#in front of the line then the torrent became block, if you assign the "#" sign in front of the line then its started to download from the torrent.