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Aj

join:2012-11-28

blocking Facebook applications ??????????

Is it possible to block only the Facebook applications,while giving only access to the wall using DSR 500n router ??????


HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
kudos:18

Considering the DSR-500N is CONSUMER level equipment with not a whole lot of brains or knobs and switches, likely not.

Again, your best bet is to read through the provided manual for what options / features are available.

My 00000010bits

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OZO
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join:2003-01-17
kudos:2
reply to Aj

Check if FB applications connect to specific IP's or range of IP's. You may try to block those in firewall.
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Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...


cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8
reply to Aj

Short answer: no.

Long answer: It doesn't have any layer-4 or above inspection capabilities. All it can look at is IP addresses and ports. It cannot look into an HTTP stream and find a host name. Even if it could, you're playing whack-a-mole hunting all the damned hostnames.

(And as most of the traffic will be via HTTPS, it's that much harder to block.)