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qprfact
January 1st, 2010, 02:49 PM
Due to restrictions on my bandwidth usage during the day, I want to allow my kids to have access to IM, but not to HTTP.

I found this post https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/26565 which - if I have read it correctly - means I need to open port 1863 for MSN. Have I understood that correctly?

Thanks in advance!

puppywhacker
January 1st, 2010, 04:48 PM
That is the main outgoing TCP port. And I think that would be sufficient for basic chatting. The other ports for things like voice or file transfer are listed below

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~rakerman/port-table.html#WinMess