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Easy method to block file server ports

I am in search of an easily way to limit bandwidth on a share WAN connection.  I have an apartment building that has free wi-fi.   I want to ensure tenants are not running file servers or anything that will slow the connection.  Is there a simple method for building certain file sharing ports like FTPs and HOTLINE?  
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drews77Author Commented:
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SysExpertCommented:
You need wither a good firewall, or a proxy server.

Unfortunately, neither may be particularly easy to setup or manage.

It may be simpler to use a network traffic program with easy logging to see when something starts to happen, and then follow up.

Plenty of free ones on sourceforge.net

See network monitoring.


I hope this helps !
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
AS Sys mentions, there is no easy way to do what you want..  But you can hire someone to come in and setup a good router (Cisco) that will control ports using ACLs..  Even using ACLs and QOS to limit bandwidth of certain applications (specifically VOIP)..  Once a Cisco Router is setup with these, it is usually a done deal unless you need to fine tune it..    So, it all depends on the setup you currently are working with.
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lrmooreCommented:
You could use something easy to setup and manage like the iPrism appliance
http://iprism.stbernard.com

It's  not cheap, and you may be heading for trouble if you do not have a written enduser access policy that every tenent must read and sign and understand that you are watching them and policing what they do when using this free Internet connection.

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