Hello Forum Members -
I'm using the KISS Firewall Script (configured for cPanel by Dragon Networks) on two servers at Dragon Networks. Love the script.
I'd like to know how to block the entire country of China (for starters) using the KISS Firewall script. As presently configured, there are no IPs in BLOCK_LIST="".
I've read quite a bit here and at other forums about the futility of trying to do this. Some obstacles to this goal include:
1) Difficulty in verifying the authenticity of a problem IP (an IP may be spoofed). For example, I have two clients on one of my servers who continue to receive the MUGU spamming of their guestbooks. The guestbook script they use allows for banning of individual IP addresses. However, there are so many coming from (apparently) the same range, that I'd like to stop the entire IP block from reaching the server. Case in point:
A whois lookup at APNIC shows:
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
descr: HUANGQI DINGKAIXIN NETBAR
I'd like to block, for starters, 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 using the KISS Firewall.
Does anyone know the best way to do this, if it's possible? It's not a large range, but I would use it as a starting place to see if it's effective. If so, I would find all the other ranges from China and add them later.
Until China makes an effort to prevent this kind of abuse orginating from their country, their citizens can do without my clients' websites.
p.s. hi SoftWareRevue. Long time!