Disable Facebook Applications on the Network

Is it possible to only block Facebook apps but not facebook?

We have a relatively liberal computer use policy.  Facebook is allowed but I want to disable the facebook gaming and (to a lesser extent chat).

Is there something I can do to allow people to comment and update statuses but disable Farmtown  and the like?

Also is it possible to disable gmail chat (not the google chat app because I won't let them install it)?  

JOe K.
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another alternative is to add " apps.facebook.com" to the hosts file of the computer (ive just tested this on win 7 but should work on xp as well) the advantage of doing it this way is you could have the address route to an internal webpage saying don't play games...
you could try blocking the address http://apps.facebook.com , i m not sure about the chat though.

I ve just tested adding apps.facebook.com to the restricted sites in internet explorer and it wouldn't load farmville, not sure about other browsers through i ll have a test later when i have more time :)
ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
Good idea.  I'll give it a try.  Any ideas on google chat.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Block the following:
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Plus the apps here: http:Q_21766604.html
ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
I just found this:

Disabling chat features for your entire network

We understand that it's sometimes necessary to disable instant messaging services on a network. If you need to prevent users on your network from chatting, we suggest blocking DNS look-ups to the following domains by returning

    * To block Gmail chat: chatenabled.mail.google.com
    * To block iGoogle and orkut chat: talkgadget.google.com
    * To block the Google Talk client and other desktop clients: talk.google.com and talkx.l.google.com

Thanks guys!
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