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Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:57 am
by Feek
Hi,

I've got someone who's connected to my VRS instance 24/7 and only taking AircraftList.json. In the last week, they've had almost 80Gb of data from me and the IP geolocates to a country that really wouldn't have interest in the area I cover.

I don't know why they're doing it but is there any way I can block an IP within VRS?

Thanks.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:39 pm
by Feek
Replying to myself.

I couldn't find a way so I added a rule to the Windows firewall. That's done it.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:27 am
by UA4WIY
Yes, now it works 100%, your VRS is inaccessible from nowhere.

And if there is a need for this, then all this is done on the router, on which you forward the port out.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
by Feek
UA4WIY wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:27 am
Yes, now it works 100%, your VRS is inaccessible from nowhere.
I had an internet outage overnight, the first time it's happened in well over a year.

It's really frustrating as I have a Pi running as an internet watchdog which reboots the router if I lose the internet but I disabled it while I was doing some testing about six months ago and completely forgot to enable it afterwards. If I'd done that, this outage would have lasted for just ten minutes rather than the eight hours it's been.

My router doesn't support external IP blocking.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:30 am
by UA4WIY
Feek wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
My router doesn't support external IP blocking.
Then you need to change the router.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 am
by nitro999
I have an IP from Poland constantly connecting and pulling all my VRS data. Very unimpressed. Managed to block with firewall, but seriously, isn't that basically hacking if someone is connecting without asking / without my permission? :evil:

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 pm
by testthevrs
Hilarious thread complaining about people smashing your stuff, but when ADSBx locked it down due to abuse it was vile rage ...

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:04 pm
by Feek
testthevrs wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 pm
but when ADSBx locked it down due to abuse it was vile rage ...
I have no idea what you're talking about.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:55 am
by nitro999
testthevrs wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Hilarious thread complaining about people smashing your stuff, but when ADSBx locked it down due to abuse it was vile rage ...
ADSB openly allowed people to access their data and provided an API to do so.

People trying to secretly steal data from someone else's VRS site without permission (and without even asking) is completely different.

Re: Block an IP from connecting?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:18 pm
by nitro999
Still happening - the IP in question is 85.221.129.88 - I recommend everyone checks their firewall and blocks this IP.