Block connections from specific IP addresses (blacklisting)
This guide illustrates how to allow access from anywhere except specific (blacklisted) IP addresses.
From the side-bar menu, select the 'Settings' panel (Professional Edition)
OR the 'Sites' panel (Enterprise Edition).
Click the ellipsis button of the 'IP filtering' property of the 'IP filtering and Auto-Banning' category.
In the 'IP Filtering dialog', make sure the 'Deny over allow' option is selected.
- Create a rule to allow connection from all IP addresses.
By default there's a rule that allows connections from all IP address.
If you have changed/removed it you'll need to add it again.
Once this is done, all connections will be permitted from any IP address.
- Create a rule that denies connections from a specific IP address.
Add a 'Deny' rule.
Enter the IP address you wish to block, e.g. 10.0.1.152.
Note that it's also possible to deny connections from:
- The first one, two or three parts of an IP address, such as 192.168, which specifies all the IP
addresses that begin with those parts.
- A specific numeric range of IP addresses, such as 192.168.2.100-150.
- An Internet host-name.
- A LAN network name.
Close the 'IP Filtering' dialog then click the 'Apply changes' button.