Internet Games

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L1 Bithead

Internet Games

I have noticed that there isn't a lot of games listed in the application database. I really don't want to block a bunch of ports as they might be needed by something else, so I was wondering what is the best way to block certain Internet games? Specifically, I need to block Halo and Minecraft. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Jon

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L5 Sessionator

Re: Internet Games

irishjd

There is an application available for minecraft and for other games you can use URL filtering by blocking the category "games".

Hope it helps !

L4 Transporter

Re: Internet Games

minecraft is already developed.

For Halo, I think you can request it for developing new app-id.

Please refer to following doc for how-to:

How to Request a new App-ID

L4 Transporter

Re: Internet Games

You can block by URL if there is no app available. Another way to deal with games is to create custom signatures to prevent the downloads as some games are available from third party sites.

L1 Bithead

Re: Internet Games

I don't want to block the entire category (long story there ;-). I could always block the category but allow try to allow the site. I was thinking that an app-id would work the best.

L1 Bithead

Re: Internet Games

Thanks, i will submit a request for an app-is for halo. Does anyone know if there is a good document available that walks you through creating your own app-id?

bat
L5 Sessionator

Re: Internet Games

irishjd

There are multiple documents available you can start from this one:

Custom Application Signatures

Hope it helps!

L1 Bithead

Re: Internet Games

Thanks Bat!

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