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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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those are software solutions.  Depending on the hardware you have you can block specific ports at the router/firewall.
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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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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.

Copy and paste the below entry in your host file to block gmail webbased chating.

#gmail browser chat
if you have a content filter enabled firewall you can add the entry in the CFS.
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