REF: Blocking Yahoo

Jasbir Khehra jasbir.k at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 15:17:22 CET 2006


lubasi wrote:

>Dear All,
>
>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.
>
>My chains
>
>
>#Block Yahoo Messnger
>/sbin/iptables -I FORWARD -s MYNETWORK/24 -d 216.155.193.0/22 -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.
HTH,
Jasbir



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