Blocking IP Addresses + Brazil
A while back I posted this message to see if anyone had trouble viewing my wife's site:
If you talk to a lot of ISP support / abuse desk people you'll find that some of them have indeed written off whole areas of the internet because of the poor signal to noise (spam) ratio of traffic coming from these areas.
Here in DK, there are regularly mass-defacements of web-sites, and almost every time it is stated that the attack appears to originate from Brazil. This could be the answer to the "why"...
Martin A. Boegelund
Change your hoster. If you want to block access from certain parts of the world that's up to you, but for them to take that decision for you is completely out of order.
"If you want to block access from certain parts of the world that's up to you, but for them to take that decision for you is completely out of order. "
Robert's absolutely right. Their action saves them time, inconvenience, and possibly money. The fact that it may cause their customers ten or a hundred times more lost time, inconvenience or wasted money, is irrelevant unless enough of their customers know about it, and are prepared to take their custom elsewhere.
Only a wild guess.. but blocks of IP addresses are regularly blocked by countries for whom the government has considered them to be "off limits". Many ISP's adhere to that policy. Here in Canada, it is illegal (on e-commerce sites) for us to transact/do business with certain countries (for whom our government has closed diplomatic relations)... someone correct me if I'm wrong.. but not long ago this was Liberia, Burma (Mu) and for some reason Spain. The only effective way is for blocks of IP addy's to be closed off if they originate in that country. There was one other - but it elludes me at present.
Canada had broken off diplomatic relations with Spain? A fishing dispute? They'd banned Celine Dione on humanitarian grounds so you'd retaliated by banning Julio Iglesias? You'd taken up roller hockey and they'd skated all over you?
Probably Spanish fishermen stealing all the Newfoundland cod.
There had been a lot of cases of disputes over Spanish fishermen going into Canadian terrtorial waters in the best, but I wasn't aware there was any Newfoundland, or any other, cod left to steal.
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