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Block Video streaming


Can anyone tell me how to block video streaming on LAN using cisco routers??what are all ports required exactly so that video streaming should not work in any website...It should block all like youtube streaming, facebook videos, skype video call, yahoo video call, etc...

Please let me know its urgent..

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Sandeep Choudhary
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Hi Jeeven,

May be it helps.

Using ACLs is the hard way actually but you can use it if you want for example open up your command prompt type nslookup www.myspace.come >>>> a list with several ip addresses would come up you need to block traffic to and from them using an ACL and to make things worse do nslookup a different list would come up those also needs to be blocked, same applies to facebook for example So my suggestion is to use Quality of Service you need to identify whats your main office applications together with their port numbers and put those in a class with lets say 90% of the BW, and the web traffic port 80 and 8080 in a separate class with a minimal BW that way you have minimized the web problem for ever without worrying, because if users stopped using myspace they will use facebook and if they stopped facebook they can use online streaming , etc..... however this requires some design considerations. ================ example for using the ACL

R1(config)#ip access-list extended BLOCK

R1(config-ext-nacl)#deny ip host any

R1(config-ext-nacl)#deny ip any host

R1(config-ext-nacl)#deny ip host any

R1(config-ext-nacl)#deny ip any host ........................... <><<<<<<< Insert all ip addresses here

R1(config-ext-nacl)#permit ip any any <<<<<<<<<< dont forget this

R1(config-if)#ip access-group BLOCK in <><<<< Apply this ACL to your LAN interface

R1(config-if)#ip access-group BLOCK out You need a router to apply this access list.

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Please rate if it helps.

Hi Sandeep,

We have limited infrastructure with Cisco 871 routers, 2950 switches.....

I need to block complete video streaming for all the sites.

I cannot go for QOS as there is not budget..only way is to find and block the ports on the router using ACL.

Let me know if this is possible or any other source..



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