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
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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, and other than 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,, and on ports 80, 443, 5222 and 5223.
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those are software solutions.  Depending on the hardware you have you can block specific ports at the router/firewall.
Sorry this may be very basic, but how do I block access to,, and on ports 80, 443, 5222 and 5223?

Thank you so much for your help.

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

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