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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.