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Hello everyone,

I was thinking, is it possible to block messengers like Windows Live Messenger (msn) with autoit?

Not just the process, but make it unable to connect to the servers?

Raedts.

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Hi.

I was thinking, is it possible to block messengers like Windows Live Messenger (msn) with autoit?

Not just the process, but make it unable to connect to the servers?

I can think of 3 approaches:

1.) use a firewall (a *REAL* firewall separating your LAN from the internet) to block required URLs / ports.

2.) Watchout for IM applications to run. If found, kill them with an Autoit EXE.

3.) Block the ports locally by using them: I don't care for IM clients, so look up if they need to listen on certain ports. Then write an autoit script opening these ports -- then they are "busy" and no more available for the IM clients. (maybe they use dynamic high ports, then this approach won't work -- pls checkout yourself)

Regards, Rudi.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you Rudi,

3.) Block the ports locally by using them: I don't care for IM clients, so look up if they need to listen on certain ports. Then write an autoit script opening these ports -- then they are "busy" and no more available for the IM clients. (maybe they use dynamic high ports, then this approach won't work -- pls checkout yourself)

Could someone tell me how i can accomplish this?

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i don't have a real solution but google is your friend, you can learn about Ports and how to open it (to make it 'busy')


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Hi.

Could someone tell me how i can accomplish this?

$MyIP="127.0.0.1"
TCPStartup()

$Use3333a=TCPListen($MyIP,3333)
MsgBox(0,"First use of Port 3333",$Use3333a & @LF & _
"Error: " & @error & @LF & _
"Extended: " & @extended)

$Use3333b=TCPListen($MyIP,3333)
MsgBox(0,"2nd try -- to use that 'used' port again: ",$Use3333b & @LF & _
"Error: " & @error & @LF & _
"Extended: " & @extended)

$Use12345=TCPListen($MyIP,12345)
MsgBox(0,"3rd try -- use a different port, 12345: ",$Use12345 & @LF & _
"Error: " & @error & @LF & _
"Extended: " & @extended)

Regards, Rudi.


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