so basically I am helping with my church/School , they need to connect to apple/android store. youtube. but social media sites locked down and p2p networks and anything inappropriate for k-12.
So OpenDNS is doing the trick for now., However there is no cherry picking, and certain users need the ability to connect to facebook as well. Posting via webpage what is going on in school etc.
Thats the situation at hand.
They received a letter that someone on the network was downloading from BitTorrent. and it broke digital media anti-piracy law. etc. So they are naturally freaking out.
This is something I want to setup and walk away.. I am just doing this to help them.
Blocking Bittorrent without an application level firewall isn't that easy. Talking to the tracker happens via DNS, but talking to the other clients normally is just via IP address.
You could block all non needed outbound ports - but again, I think Bittorrent can work over port 80 and 443, so not really that helpful.