Blocking peer to peer (P2P) applications


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Blocking peer to peer (P2P) applications
You want to know how to block P2P applications

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In SGOS 4 and later, the ProxySG recognizes peer to peer (P2P) activity relating to P2P file sharing applications. By constructing policy, you can control, block, and log P2P activity and limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P traffic. This version of SGOS supports the following P2P services:

  • FastTrack (Kazaa)
  • EDonkey
  • BitTorrent
  • Gnutella

For help configuring the ProxySG to block these P2P applications, please refer to Configuration and Management Guide (CMG) for the version of SGOS that you are running.  The CMGs are located at https://bto.bluecoat.com/documentation/pubs/ProxySG .

For SGOS 6.x, please see the Visual Policy Manager Reference and Advanced Policy Tasks document, Chapter 4: Advanced Policy Tasks; Section F: Managing Peer-to-Peer Services

For SGOS 5.x, please see the Visual Policy Manager Reference document Chapter 4: Advanced Policy Tasks; Section F: Managing Peer-to-Peer Services

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InQuira Doc IdKB1619
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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      01/22/2015
Last Published      01/22/2015
Article Audience
Product      ProxySG
Software      SGOS 4, SGOS 5, SGOS 6
Topic      Content Filtering, Content Management, Policy Management
Article Number      000008149
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