REF: Blocking Yahoo
jasbir.k at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 15:17:22 CET 2006
>I'm new to this list and netfilter as a whole.
>I have setup rules on my iptables and when i block yahoo, only those
>using gaim IM client using yahoo are blocked but the native yahoo IM
>client is passing through my firewall. Whats wrong with my chains
>below. Thank you in advance.
>#Block Yahoo Messnger
>/sbin/iptables -I FORWARD -s MYNETWORK/24 -d 188.8.131.52/22 -j DROP
Yahoo IM protocol can tunnel through port 80 , I believe Gaim also has
this feature( tweak the network settings ).
IMO best bet to block yahoo using netfilter is
l7-filter.sourceforge.net, but this requires a kernel+iptables patch.
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