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    • CommentAuthorssehc
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
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    hello everyone

    at the school where I work, i noticed some trouble lately. there were so many torrent downloads, the internet connection collapsed a few times. then i used opendns to block "p2p/file sharing".

    well this works quiet nicely, but there are some smart kids here and they are using google translate as a proxy service...
    the search is not working but the you still can browse through the listed torrents...

    there are still some other proxies e.g. for like the pirate bay -> https://piratereverse.info/ is still working.

    these I can block manually but what to do about google translate?

    thanx in advance for your ideas / opinions on this one...
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    piratereverse.info hasn't been submitted to domain tagging.
    See https://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=10433&page=1#Item_1

    Translate.google.com can be added to your Always Block list.

    What you really need to be able to do, however, is allow only browsers and a few approved applications to connect to the internet through the router, because anyone can get the torrent files elsewhere off your network, then use the P2P apps inside your network to upload/download the content. Turning off UPnP at the router, or blocking all non-standard ports you expect to be used at the firewall will limit this quite a bit further.
    • CommentAuthorssehc
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2012
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    translate.google.com can't be added to the always block list, it's used for foreign language lessons...

    uPnP is turned of and ports are blocked...

    so next step would be to setup a linux server and use some deep packet inspection i guess (and create a little china 0.o )

    thanx for your reply anyway.
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2012 edited
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    "translate.google.com can't be added to the always block list, it's used for foreign language lessons..."

    Fine, but you don't need it to translate webpages, do you? You may want to just translate plain text.

    Therefore, remove translate.google.com from your blacklist, but add translate.googleusercontent.com to it to see if it works then. This is the one for translating webpages. No need to struggle around with DPI. :cool:
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    thanx rotblitz, wouldn't have thought of that. nice one!

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