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Submission + - Blocking "phone home" software at the fire 1

cyclomedia writes: "Seems that over the past couple of years more and more software is found to be phoning home on it's users, whether it's the innocent looking "checking for new versions" thread now found in most apps or good ole MS WGA. So, having a NATing router between me and the interweb what ports and addresses could/should I be blocking? Googling has so far brought up few clues but ultimately I'm not shy of killing *.microsoft.com to every windows box if absolutely necessary."
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Blocking "phone home" software at the fire

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