How do I use country blocking and where do I get GeoIP.dat ?

This feature allows you to ban entire IP ranges of addresses that belong to a certain country. The feature can be accessed here: Components > RSFirewall! > Firewall Configuration > Country Blocking. In order to use the Country blocking feature you will first need to download a specialized IP - country database, available from http://www.maxmind.com.

This download is restricted by a license key you will need to generate on the maxmind.com site. You can easily generate a license key by following these steps:

  • Create an account for maxmind.com by signing up.

  • An email will be sent to your registered email address.

  • Follow the email instructions to firstly setup a password for your account (the email may take a while to send).

  • After this is done you will need to generate a license key for downloading the GeoLite2-Country database. This is done from the Services > My License Key section.

     
  • After generating the license key you just need to copy this in the RSFirewall! configuration and save your current settings.

     
  • Lastly you just need to click the Download GeoLite2-Country.mmdb and you are done.

Tip: The database is updated every month. It is recommended to re-download the file periodically.

 

118 persons found this article helpful.


Was this article helpful?

Yes No
Sorry about that

You Should Also Read

Blocklist/Safelist

The Automatic Blocklisting feature is not working for the Administrator Log In area