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Re: Napster and others...

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Tue Mar 07 08:26:24 2000

At 11:09 PM 3/6/2000 -0500, you wrote:

Is there an updated list of ports used by Napster and various games
(Doom, Unreal, etc)?  At this point we're just collecting data points
and not actively filtering anything, but of course the IANA port number
list is sadly out of date with regard to these tools.
If you're intending to filter at some point, then who cares what the ports are?

Filter the ports that are using too much traffic on your network. If Napster/Doom/whatever isn't using too much bandwidth, blow it off.

There's a very big difference between filtering to correct a problem, and prior restraint.