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How do I block certain IP's from hitting my website

To block a specific IP address, groups of IP addresses, or domains from hitting your website follow the below steps:

1) Log into your Control Panel
2) Click the IIS Admin link, and provide your NT credentials to authenticate.
3)Highlight your web site and hit Properties.
4) Select Security, and click the edit button next to the IP address and Domain name restrictions field.
5) Click add , and in the fields provided, enter the specific IP addresses you want to block. If you want to block and entire group, (i.e. everyone from the 1.1.1.x domain) enter 1.1.1.0 and then the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. DO NOT block certain domains names from accessing your site, as this will cause serious performance issues on your site.
6) Once you have finished adding the sites, hit ok, and then Save on the main window.

Article ID: 125, Created On: 5/8/2002, Modified: 5/26/2009

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