Blocking MSN Messenger...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, May 13, 2005.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    Hey guys...Little inconvenience here.

    My sister keeps using up most of our upload bandwidth by using the webcam feature on msn. Is there any way to block this feature from her pc by means of ports blocking or something along those lines? Or maybe forwarding those ports used to my own pc instead...
    Its getting irritating, especially when I try to upload stuff to my school's server or other things...

    Thanks in advance,
    Apu
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Theres no single port or range which MSN uses only for video

    I think these are the main ones used for audio and video, try expermenting and see what works
    1863-1863 tcp udp
    5190-5190 udp
    6891-6901 tcp
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    remove webcam? or is it viewing?


    as Khayman said, try those port settings and see how it goes
     
  4. apu95

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    where should i use those ports? in my linksys router theres a normal port forwarding section, and then theres a UnPnP section...i can put all of those in the normal one, but there isn't enough places to do it in the UnPnP. will it work in either one?
     
  5. that's mean haha let her have the webcam
     
  6. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    i think if unpnp is enabled, then it will automatically open the ports needed when she starts msn...

    what u could do is disable unpnp service on her machine?
    or use tcpviewer while shes on the videocam, and block the ports to her lan ip..
    or just pay extra for a bigger bandwidth isp you meany:)
     
  7. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    Not sure if this is relevant to newer versions of msn...
    I found these (for non uPNP):

    TCP : 1863,5060,1503,3389,6891-6901
    UDP : 1863,5004-65535

    details below:

    5004 - 65535: audio and video communication
    6891: one file transfer
    6891 - 6900: 10 simultaneous file transfers
    6901 is for voice communications
    1503: application and whiteboard sharing
    3389: remote assistance
    5060 for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)