Google Chat

in my office so many employee are using gmail they are using chat option from their account
so can i block this option so i can control on Chating
patelanand81Asked:
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abn38Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Google Talk uses Port 80, Port 443 and Port 5223 other than Port 5222 for its communication purposes.
Worst of all: Google Talk connects to 216.239.37.125, 72.14.253.125 and 72.14.217.189 other than 209.85.137.125. It connects to Ports 5222, 5223, 443 and 80 in all the cases.
Blocking all these 4 addresses blocks Google Talk at both Browser and Talk Client.
Note: This does not disable Google mail.
Bottom line: Block access to 216.239.37.125, 72.14.253.125, 72.14.217.189 and 209.85.137.125 on ports 80, 443, 5222 and 5223.
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97WideGlideCommented:
those are software solutions.  Depending on the hardware you have you can block specific ports at the router/firewall.
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JesseUtCommented:
Sorry this may be very basic, but how do I block access to 216.239.37.125, 72.14.253.125, 72.14.217.189 and 209.85.137.125 on ports 80, 443, 5222 and 5223?

Thank you so much for your help.

Jesse
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naveencnairConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Copy and paste the below entry in your host file to block gmail webbased chating.

#gmail browser chat
127.0.0.1       chatenabled.mail.google.com
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naveencnairConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if you have a content filter enabled firewall you can add the entry chatenabled.mail.google.com in the CFS.
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