IP address blocking

IP address blocking is a configuration of a network service that blocks requests from hosts with certain IP addresses. IP address blocking is commonly used to protect against brute force attacks and to prevent access by a disruptive address.

IP address blocking of the Showtime website for non-US origins

IP address blocking can be used to restrict access to or from a particular geographic area, for example, the syndication of content to a specific region, otherwise known as geo-location and geo-blocking.[1]

  1. ^ The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Center for Computer/Law, 2003

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