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Re: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?
From: James Alcasid <james.alcasid () va gov>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:34:06 -0400

If you apply the principle of minimal privilege then you would not allow any
file/music sharing software and close up the corresponding ports on the
firewall as an example. Also include a written policy that is signed off and
understood by all then you won't have to support Britney Spears music not
being downloaded.

A middle ground approach is to allow a program such as iTunes on the Macs as
an example but block out ports 3689 music sharing and radio streaming ports
8000-8999, 42000-42999.

Forget about any P2P programs on the corporate LAN, your just asking for
trouble.


On 10/4/07 1:26 PM, "desert penguin" <desertpenguin007 () msn com> wrote:

Greetings all,

Have begun a cleanup on a network in which many PCs were found to have
iTunes, Napster and some other P2P programs which are obviously "no no's".
I am leaning more towards allowing Windows Media player and iTunes, but what
about Napster?  Now that they are legalized, are there insecurities with it-
or is it pretty much on the same "level" as iTunes?  Is it good policy to
allow WMP and iTunes and disallow Napster and say, BearShare, or would it be
best to just restrict them all entirely?  Thank You




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