Re: [squid-users] block all torrents connections through squid

From: Jason Leschnik <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:33:23 +1000

Blocking .torrents doesn't resolve people downloading magnet links.
You would need to block all *.torrent & .txt (you can download a
torrent as a .txt from some sites). It would be easier to filter your
users at the gateway... i.e If all you want is users to have Internet
access, block all ports except ${proxy_port} and force your users
through the proxy. This would need to be supplemented with locking
down the desktops too.

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Amos Jeffries <> wrote:
> On 14/07/2012 11:54 a.m., Ali Esf wrote:
>> hi list
>> is there any way to block BitTorrent and any other torrent connection
>> throught squid?
> When a user begins a torrent download they fetch a file with extension type
> ".torrent". Once they have those details the rest of the torrent is not
> trackable through Squid, which is an HTTP proxy not a Torrent proxy.
> The complaint has not supplied the .torrent filename being used to spread
> the content. It is being left up to you to figure out what they are talking
> about and how that relates to any traffic you have.
> The one URL they do provide ( is the
> home page for a torrent tracker site, unrelated to the content itself.
> Amos

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