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By nate.harn ·
...What is a cheap and easy way to filter mIRC and chat room traffic if you don't have control of your firewall? And how can you monitor this traffic to discover the destination?

Threats of violence would work but isn't very PC. And pulling the plug on internet access would be nice but is also not an option.

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by raptorantill In reply to Ooops...Restrict chat roo ...

turn off the java script in windows

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by csheltcomp In reply to Ooops...Restrict chat roo ...

Assign priveleges and use surfwatch. Surfwatch will allow you to control and monitor access. http://www.surfwatch.com you may be able to dload a trial version to see if it meets your needs. Also if you have a proxy server setup you can monitor the usage a little easier.

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by moflic In reply to Ooops...Restrict chat roo ...

Make the firewall administrator your best friend, and ask him to deny access to/from UDP 6667-6669 ports of public IP addresses, or turn off socks proxy (if mIRC goes that way).
Other options include uninstalling mIRC every day, placing a video camera behind the user, having a bodyguard watch him/her, etc
Now, seriously, install NT and manage the permisions and rights of the users. Audit the actions they do, too. They won't be able to see mIRC anymore, except in computer magazines. Nor java chat applets for that matter.
Or if you're really angry at them install linux on their machines :)
For windows there's a program called netmonitor (at www.winfiles.com) that logs every connection on the computer it's running it. But then they might close it when they run mIRC.

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by lowkey In reply to Ooops...Restrict chat roo ...

To stop IRC traffic, use a firewall or router to filter all traffic to ports 6666-6669.
To monitor traffic on your LAN, I recommend SpyNet (URL below). It consists of two components CaptureNet and PeepNet. CaptureNet is a fairly standard sniffer and will reveal all traffic on your LAN. PeepNet will take that traffic and attempt to reassemble it. It can be configured to look for almost any type of traffic you want by adjusting the ports it filters for.
While you can download a nearly full version of Spynet for free , it only costs $70 to register and it will work on Win95/98, WinNT and Win2K. (The only difference between the two is that the registered version will decrypt passwords for e-mail, etc., the unregistered version won't.)

SpyNet
http://members.xoom.com/Laurentiu2

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