Blocking torrents

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TAPTech
TAPTech Posts: 165  Master Member
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Here in the USA, the ISP's will often send notices if they detect that movies are being downloaded (typically via torrents) and threaten to terminate service.

Currently I'm using both content filtering and Application Patrol to block P2P and Torrent sites.
For Content Filtering:  P2P Sites, and Usenet Sites.
For Application Filtering: The entire P2P category.

It does seem a bit heavy-handed though, when viewing the logs.  Has anyone developed a good list of items to block, that they wouldn't mind sharing?  

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  • Zyxel_Jeff
    Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,101  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @TAPTech

    Currently I'm using both content filtering and Application Patrol to block P2P and Torrent sites.
    For Content Filtering:  P2P Sites, and Usenet Sites.
    For Application Filtering: The entire P2P category.
    Yes, it indeed can provide protection for you.

    Content filter categories:


    Application patrol profile for P2P related programs.



    It does seem a bit heavy-handed though, when viewing the logs. Has anyone developed a good list of items to block, that they wouldn't mind sharing?  

    You could select a specific category(such as application patrol) and time range to filter the search result of the event log, which could make it easier and clearer to find the logs that you want.



    Besides, we encourage you could use SecuReporter to check the detailed traffic statistics as well.


     Thanks.


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  • Zyxel_Jeff
    Zyxel_Jeff Posts: 1,101  Zyxel Employee
    First Anniversary 10 Comments Friend Collector First Answer
    edited December 2022 Answer ✓
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    Hi @TAPTech

    Currently I'm using both content filtering and Application Patrol to block P2P and Torrent sites.
    For Content Filtering:  P2P Sites, and Usenet Sites.
    For Application Filtering: The entire P2P category.
    Yes, it indeed can provide protection for you.

    Content filter categories:


    Application patrol profile for P2P related programs.



    It does seem a bit heavy-handed though, when viewing the logs. Has anyone developed a good list of items to block, that they wouldn't mind sharing?  

    You could select a specific category(such as application patrol) and time range to filter the search result of the event log, which could make it easier and clearer to find the logs that you want.



    Besides, we encourage you could use SecuReporter to check the detailed traffic statistics as well.


     Thanks.


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