Help!

Blocking IP addresses.

 
Post new topic   General Reply to Topic (not reply to a specific post)    Forums Home -> SmoothWall RSS
Next:  loosing inbound email attachments  
Author Message
Andy J.
External


Since: Aug 07, 2005
Posts: 62



PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Blocking IP addresses.
Archived from groups: alt>os>linux>smoothwall (more info?)

If I wish to use the IP blocking feature of
Smoothwall 2.0 to block an entire group of
addresses what do I have to enter as the
source IP address?

For example if I wanted to block every attempt
from 211.34.123.0 thru to 211.34.123.255 surely
I don't need to enter 256 separate addresses as
source IP's?

Regards,
Andy Jenkins.
Back to top
Peder
External


Since: Jun 30, 2007
Posts: 1



PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Blocking IP addresses. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Imported from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

This message is not archived
Back to top
Andy J.
External


Since: Aug 07, 2005
Posts: 62



PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Blocking IP addresses. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

Peder wrote:
> "Andy J." wrote in
>
>> 211.34.123.0
>
> Block the network - 211.34.123.0
>

But what do I enter in the Source IP box (in the IP Block Page) to
allow this. As I understand it from the docs; entering
211.34.123.0/24 will match the first 24 bits of any address (class C)
and 211.34.123.0/16 will match up with anything with the same
first 16 bits (class B). I want to block someone who is spamming my
guestbooks and using very varying addresses. I really need to match
the first 8 bits only but I'm not sure if putting a /8 at the end is
working properly. I don't want to block three-quarters of the
internet from accessing my web-server.

Andy.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   General Reply to Topic (not reply to a specific post)    Forums Home -> SmoothWall All times are: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Page 1 of 1

 
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum