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 from: backend > RSFirewall! > Configuration > Country Blocking.


To be able to use this, you will first need to load a specialized IP - country database. Download buttons will be provided for IPv4 and IPv6, though if you're unable to automatically download and apply this, then you can try manually downloading the IP archives:

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


If there's no download/upload button, it implies your server natively supports a geoip database and there's no need to perform these actions.


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