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block file transfer in file

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How can we stop file transfer in skype .we need to allow voice  and chat .
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I don't think there's a straight forward method to block only file sharing in skype

there are 2 methods i can suggest:

1. make it harder to file share by using NAT unfriendly network settings
file sharing is done directly peer to peer, if both peer are behind NATs, skype usually uses a relayed tunnel for transfer using a third user with a good connection to the internet. relayed transfers are very slow and are limited to under 1kb/sec i think. this will make sharing a bit harder.

2. there are several products which are designed to block skype, i've read that Fortinet claims to block only file sharing, but don't know if that's true.
read about blocking skype in general here:
http://voiptelephonyservice.blogspot.com/2006/10/block-skype-hype.html

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i am using cyberoam firewall . Is it possible to block file transfer  any firewall rule.

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i don't think cyberoam firewall can block only the file transfer
to the best of my knowledge it can only block all skype communications alltogether

here is a link which explains how to do that:
http://kb.cyberoam.com/default.asp?SID=&Lang=1&id=473
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I know this has been closed a while ago, but there's a registry setting that allows you block file transfer. see attached link.

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=43974
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