Originally Posted by wanderman
good luck with that it is going to hard to limit bittorrent because the protocol supports encryption and can use anyport. I think it would be easier draft up a contract and limit access by mac address. If they get out of hand and use toomuch bandwidth you could always boot them off the network or use router's QoS and throttle them down.
It's really not hard. Drop all outgoing traffic. Proxy or allow the traffic you want to allow. Disable uPnP.
Sure, it sucks for the user because all they can use is web and http based protocols, and maybe mail or something, but it's what you need to do to block P2P without resorting to ridiculously expensive filtering devices.
|Hmm whilst we're on the subject, is there any way of making it so that one computer has priority on a network? We have 5 or 6 up at a time and its becoming a pain with really slow speeds when trying to stream video, music etc.
Of course it's possible
. Not that easy to get working well though. You need a router that can do QoS and you need to know enough to set up rules that will achieve what you want.