North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: Napster and others...

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Thu Mar 09 18:07:50 2000

In article <[email protected][]>,
"Erik E. Fair" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Precis: they (developers, users) can modify the application to use 
> spread-spectrum style port numbers that constantly change throughout 
> the life of a session, which makes it effectively impossible to 
> filter using existing technology.

Filtering such traffic is within the state of the art -- proxy
firewalls are not new.  But agreed that your Cisco routers cannot
stop it.