I have setup two rules for blocking bittorrent on a particular zone. First rule is set to Deny Trust to Untrust using an application filter built with P2P applications. Second rule is set to Deny Untrust to Trust using the same application filter.
I am able to block any uploading content, but the filter doesn't block any torrents from downloading.
From the trust side, i also have a URL filter setup to block P2P websites. So if a user starts a bittorrent session, then brings the torrent to our network then the session will download fine, but not upload.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?
I wouldn't be too concerned abut .torrent files. A lot of pirating communities (the big one) have switched to magnet links.
torrent file is armless : it doesn't contain any dangerous material.
feed it to a torrent client downloader and it will start downloading the real file. This is what PA can block : torrent client traffic.
How are your downloads being identified as by the traffic log then?
Perhaps you have some other previous rule in your ruleset that incorrectly allows the traffic?
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