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Blocking access from certain countries





escritor
Does Block a country method work at Frihost servers? Is there a better way to stop traffic from some countries to prevent waste of bandwidth and spam?
tamilparks
whats the reason for this, any particular reason please
Arseniy
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whats the reason for this, any particular reason please

Sometimes your site can be DDOSed or linked by hackers from particular country (a picture from mine was once hotlinked at large chinese blog. It had just ruined my bandwidth). Or you can be spammed with mail.
tamilparks
ok thanks, how it should be find out its very difficult
rvec
the site generates a .htaccess file to block an ip range. It should work if the ip ranges they have for the countries are valid.
escritor
tamilparks wrote:
whats the reason for this, any particular reason please

As I said in the first post, to prevent waste of bandwidth and spam (some countries are notorious as motherland of the most active spammers in the world). Take a look at this thread where people discussed troubles caused by users from a specific country.

Arseniy wrote:
(a picture from mine was once hotlinked at large chinese blog.

You can use .htaccess to create some hotlinking protection rules as well. Wink If it looks too difficult to accomplish, there are always the good online generators.

rvec wrote:
It should work

Thanks. Smile I wasn't sure if the <Limit GET HEAD POST> directive would work here. Smile
tamilparks
thanks for a very good explanation, really its wonder and very useful also
Faraz
Why I thought of 'China' when I read the topic title? lol.
escritor
Faraz wrote:
Why I thought of 'China' when I read the topic title? lol.

Maybe a Chinese fellow would think of your country while reading the title. That's why I tried to sound neutral: to avoid flame wars. Wink
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