Blocking Google Earth
arny at ats.s.bawue.de
Sat Aug 13 04:31:19 CEST 2005
On Saturday 13 August 2005 00:38, fabricio bianco abreu wrote:
> I would like to block it because a user using Google Earth consumes about
> 256kbps bandwith. I have 600+ users and only a 2Mbps link to the Internet.
I don't see how you would do that without doing a packet inspection for all
packets directed at www.google.com, as maps.google.com is - as you
undoubtedly already know - is an alias for www.google.com
You would have to do packet inspection and filter for maps.google.com. This
could be easily circumvented by using an SSL capable proxy.
Maybe QoS could do the trick for you. While allowing access to google earth,
it might discourage that user from excessively using it by restricting his
bandwidth to something like 64kbit/s while google itself is still perfectly
usable. It is generally a sensible idea to make use of QoS on a setup like
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