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RE: [K12OSN] Instant Messanger

Hi Jack,

At Holy Infancy, what we do is we set something up on our firewalla just
to block the ports that the major IM programs (AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, Jabber,
etc.) utilize and leave only one available... MSN Messenger.

Since I know none of our students use MSN, because it's not as "cool" as
AIM, I just left that port open so I can IM whoever I need to. Plus I
give my IP ( access to whatever ports it wants on the

The whole building has this policy, and I wrote in the AUP that IM
programs are not permitted. We do all our firewalling directly through
our Zyxel router/firewall, works rather well.

Hope this helps.

Nicholas Santiago
Coordinator of Network and Communications Technologies
Holy Infancy School · 127 E. 4th St. · Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-2621 · santiagon holyi org · www.holyi.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack
To: k12osn redhat com
Sent: 9/30/03 6:50 PM
Subject: [K12OSN] Instant Messanger

Well,  I hate to have to do this but it seems that the instant messenger
is being abused at our school.  Things like Profanity, insults, etc. 
The computer teacher wants it disabled.  Before I just shut it off how
do other schools deal with this sort of thing?  Is there any advice
anybody can give?


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