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Windows 7: Can Windows 7 be setup as a packet filter?

05 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can Windows 7 be setup as a packet filter?

I have a need to either edit or completely drop packets containing plain text profanity for some of the PC's in my home. I read that the Linux IP tables can do this but would prefer to stick with windows. I have a nice loaded up Windows 7 PC that I can use for the job. I assume that for the PC's that I need filtered, that I could setup the windows 7 machine as the gateway and then use some kind of packet filtering software? What is the best way to go about this?


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05 Apr 2012   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

While i'm no expert in this field but as far as packet filtering software is concerned, you can try WireShark.
Wireshark Go deep.
Here's a good article on how to achieve packet filtering with it.
How to Use Wireshark to Capture, Filter and Inspect Packets - How-To Geek
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