Blocking Internet Gaming
james at james-web.net
Mon Jan 7 02:54:13 UTC 2002
It would make me nervous too. Plus, I hate when things stop working
because then people call me and I have to talk to them :)
But if a brand new packet is outbound to 29760, you know it is probably
going to a Half Life server (I think that's the port). So wouldn't it
be wise to deny that? Specifically it would be UDP 29760, not TCP.
Doesn't FTP use TCP when negotiating a connection?
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 9:45 PM
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Subject: Re: Blocking Internet Gaming
"James" <james at james-web.net> writes:
> What kind of games specifically?
> Like online Java games (Bejeweled)? Or games like Quake, Unreal,
> The latter is much easier, just block all traffic to/from the default
> ports which use them. A quick google would yield what they use. I'll
> give you a quick hint and say Quake3 is 29760-5 or so and Tribes1/2 is
> 28000-28005 or so.
Doesn't that cause trouble with occasionally blocking ephemeral ports?
If you're not allowing incoming connections of any kind (including
non-PASV FTP) it shouldn't matter, but blocking ports above 1024
always makes me nervous...
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